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The Netherlands

Having a background in Industrial Design Engineering, you can say that I always had a knack for design. When I taught myself to knit and discovered the possibilities of sticks & twine, the gates for ...

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Frost Giant

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Frost Giant
Frost Giant Frost Giant 2
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Frost Giant Frost Giant 1

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Cast-on, bind-off, knit & purl

Pattern Description:

Sometimes you just want to get warm and make a statement. With the Frost Giant cowl you can achieve both. The cowl is worked flat and has two finishing options, choose the one you feel most comfortable with. You can either choose to seam the cowl into a loop or to work a 3-needle bind-off.

In the sample Frost Giant the yarn was held double. Gauge is not very important for this project and any bulky or extra bulky weight yarn can be used for a similar result. Using a different (thinner) yarn will of course result in a less humongous Frost Giant.

When choosing for the plain seaming finishing option, this pattern is suitable for the beginning knitter. The 3-needle bind-off finishing option requires a provisional cast on. Since this is a somewhat more advanced knitting technique, I would classify this option as intermediate.

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Not very important, gauge in the sample was as following:
5.5 sts / 8 rows = 10 cm (4 inches) measured over 2x2 rib

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 27 cm (11 inches) wide (unstretched) and 70 cm (27 1?2 inches) long.


  • 265 - 275 m (290 - 301 yards) of bulky or extra bulky weight yarn

You Will Also Need:

  • 1 set of 14 mm (US #18) needles
  • 1 extra knitting needle in size 14 mm (US #18) or slightly smaller (only needed with the 3-needle bind- off finishing option)
  • Waste yarn, you can use worsted or aran weight held double or triple (only needed with the 3-needle bind- off finishing option)
  • Yarn needle

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