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.
Not very important, gauge in the sample was as following:
5.5 sts / 8 rows = 10 cm (4 inches) measured over 2x2 rib
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 ...
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 ideas to translate into knitted fabric were opened.
Everything that catches my attention can be the source of a new design idea, being it strong lines and shapes or a distinct lace pattern. Whatever the idea may be, I find it important to make the finished pattern as accessible as possible for knitters of varying skill levels.