I can’t seem to get away from quick small projects. The instant FO’s, they are so hard to resist.
Seeing countless cute and cozy looking cowls (wee, alliteration) lately I’ve had a few ideas for my own floating around. This exceedingly simple one I knit up holding two strands of worsted together to get a bulky gauge. I think I’ll make a taller one in an actual bulky yarn as well for the single strand should show off the yarn overs even more.
This fitted cowl is nice for a little extra warmth without too much bulk under a coat.
Yarn: Moda Dea Cartwheel (100% Wool; 77yds per 50g); Color: #9412 Misty; 1 ball, held doubled OR a single strand of Bulky weight yarn. Needles: US Size 11 (8mm). Notions: Crochet hook (preferably close to 8mm), waste yarn.
13 sts and 9 rows = 4″ in Stockinette Stitch.
See Yarn Standards Abbreviations.
Crochet a chain with waste yarn approx. 20 sts for provisional cast-on. Using either 2 strands of worsted weight yarn held together or one strand of bulky weight, pick up 12 sts in the back of crochet chain for provisional cast-on. (Alternatively, a regular cast-on can be used and the ends seamed together during finishing.)
Note: You may pick up more than 12 sts for a taller/higher cowl.
Rows 1-4: Knit.
Row 5: Knit to last 5 sts, yo, k1, yo, k1, (yo)twice, k1, (yo)3x, k1, (yo)4x, k1 loosely.
Row 6: Knit across, dropping all yarn overs.
Repeat rows 1-6 nine[ten] more times.
“Unzip” provisional cast-on and place lives stitches on an extra needle. Join this end to last row via three-needle bind off.
Weave in all ends.