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Winters Eve Cowl
Winters Eve Cowl
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The Winter's Eve Cowl is the perfect cold weather accessory. This stylish knit cowl is the perfect addition to any outfit you plan to wear during the fall or winter. This knitted cowl pattern will keep your neck warm and cozy. The good news is you will not feel constricted when wearing this cowl. Once you work up this pattern, all your friends will be wondering where you got such a beautiful knitted cowl and you will be able to proudly say, "I made it myself!" This free knit pattern also makes a great gift for any stylish individual in your life.

Easy

Knitting Needle Size13 or 9 mm, 15 or 10 mm

Yarn Weight(6) Super Bulky/Super Chunky (4-11 stitches for 4 inches)

Gauge9 stitches, 12 rows, 4 inches. stockinette stitch

Materials List

  • Yarn: Lion Brand Yarns Hometown USA (94% Acrylic, 6% Rayon; 64 yards [59 meters]/113 grams); #202 Aspen Tweed – 3 skeins
  • Needles: straight needles in size US 13, straight needles in size US 15 for provisional cast on
  • Notions: tapestry needle

Instructions

So let’s make this cuddle-tastic cowl! First, then, using your size 15 needles, cast on 18 stitches provisionally. Then, transfer work to your size 13 needles and we’ll move straight into our pattern, as follows:
 
Row 1 (wrong side): purl
Row 2: knit
Row 3: k2, (p2, k2) 4 times
Row 4: p2, (k2, p2) 4 times
Row 5: k2, (p2, k2) 4 times
Row 6: knit
 
Knit rows 1 – 6 until piece measures roughly 45”, or desired length, and you’ve just finished row 5 of the pattern. Leave live stitches on one of your size 13 needles and transfer provisional stitches back to the other. Holding wrong sides together, graft ends together using the Kitchener stitch. Tuck in ends and block.

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Oh, I really like everything about this cowl the color, the stitch, the length in particular. In general I don't like anything too close and bulky around my neck, and because this is a really long cowl it's more like a scarf. It lets me trendy and comfy at the same time.

This is a classic and for good reason. Interesting enough yet simple enough for even a beginner. Working with thicker yarn and a size 13 needle it should work up fast. Even though it is a thicker yarn, if doesn't give the impression the model is wearing a blanket around her neck.

Love the look of this cowl - although I have to say I have yet to find any cowl restricting... I love them all.

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