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Gap-tastic Cowl


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Get the look of the stylish long bulky cowls at the Gap without the huge price tag. The Gap-tastic Cowl designed by Jen Geigley was created to mimic this hot look. Featuring only two skeins of yarn and the gorgeous seed stitch, this chic cowl knits up quickly, making it a great gift for the holidays (or for yourself). The simple stitch makes this a great knit cowl pattern for beginner knitters and because it's knit in the round, you also won't have to worry about any seams!

Gap-Tastic Cowl
Gap-tastic Cowl
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Knitting Needle Size: 13 or 9 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

Yarn Weight: (5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)


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could anyone tell me what the "long tail" method is please? This is stipulated in the instructions for the knitted cowl. Many thanks Pam-)

Hi Pam, The "long tail" method is a certain way of casting on. It creates an even, stretchy edge that works well for stockinette stitch or for ribbing. -Editors of AllFreeKnitting

How would you make this on Straight needles? Anyone? Thanks! Just unsure of how many stitches I'd cast on ... the 131 would be the length on the straight needle, but what for the width? Thanks

The only thing that would change using straight needles is that to make it a cowl, you are going to have to sew the two ends together. You will still cast on 131 stitches and you will still seed dtitch for 15"-the only thing circulars eliminate is the seem. Hope this helps.

Love this pattern - found the perfect wool to use - successful item - thanks!!


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