It’s been ages since I gave all you lovely readers a new pattern. And given the state of the weather lately, I think it needs to be something really sumptuous, cosy, and yet stylish (Snow gear just isn’t doing it for me lately). So may I present the January Cowl.
It’s a bit different to the last cowl (Rainbow Cowl), where that was a light autumn spring cowl, this is a depths of winter, something lovely to snuggle up to cowl. Just what we all need! It is such a simple knit. I originally designed it as a last minute gift knit, so it knits up quickly and with very little complications. It uses just left-over balls of Double Knit Yarn, although the tension is not very important and you can substitute other yarn as you wish.
- Using 10mm needles, using yarn from two balls of Double Knit (DK) yarn simultaneously, cast on 25 stitches
- *K1, P1* Repeat til last stitch, K1
- Repeat step 2 until your cowl measures 55 inches in length
- Cast off, and join your cowl to form a loop. Optional: Sew in a twist in your cowl to make it appear neater and less tangled when wearing doubled up.
And it’s just that easy. Knitting with the two balls of wool simultaneously makes for such a rich texture and will definitely ensure no cold gusts of wind or snow flurries will make it through your winter knit. Just what you need.