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Chunky Orchid Cowl

By: Susan Cornish from

Just say no to dark and depressing winter weather and cheer yourself up by donning this chunky cowl knitting pattern. Made with two different types of yarn, the Chunky Orchid Cowl is perfect for showing off your favorite skein of specialty yarn. Made with a textured seed stitch pattern, this is a quick knit pattern you'll love having in your repertoire. This super cozy cowl is just what you need to beat chilly, rainy weather. For an extra glamorous effect, try using yarn with sequins or beads!


Knitting Needle Size17 or 12.75 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

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


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every time I promise not to add any more cowls to my list of things that I must knit, along comes another that catches my eye and my interest. This one is exceptionally interesting - and again the yarn has to be ordered from the US and I have to wait for it (deep sigh). I am going to see what I can find nearer to home first that will fit the bill because I have to see this one in the wool as it were. Brilliant design - love the way that purl stitch keeps moving over

Very warm and comfy!

This really pretty. Can it be done on straight needles instead of circular? I'm a total newbie trying to teach myself.

Yes, you could do it on straight needles if you have long ones-the only difference will be the purl stitch will not move one and it will not come out spiral and you'll have to sew the two ends together when you're finished. but if you want it to look exactly like the picture it would have to be done on circs. hope this helps.

I am confused by the directions on this pattern. Are you using both balls of chunky at once. I don't understand the direction which says Take both ends from the ball, pulling from the center and from the outside of the ball at the same time...

No. It saids: hold the bulky yarn with the carry along doubled-this means the carry along yarn is doubled-not the chunky. Pulling from the centre and outside of a bal is one way to double the yarn strand-that way you are only using one ball of yarn, instead of 2. Hope this helps.

I LOVE it!

This is really ugly.

you're entitled to your opinion, but was it really necessary to make such a negative comment on here? the phrase "rude much" comes to mind.

to each his own I guess, but this is really not the place for that comment. I am sorry to be blunt but I am offended by your rude comment and this is not even my design, not to mention confused by the five star rating you gave a design you so dislike. Perhaps another time you might just move on to another pattern and not say anything. thanks

I read that this is copywrited. I'm not allowed to copy it onto my own computer to keep the pattern?

Hi bfishburn, You can print out the pattern and use it, you can not reproduce it and claim the pattern to be your own. Thanks


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