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Hi! I'm Diane L. Augustin and I am Yarn Happy - Bead Happy

I teach knitting, crocheting and Tunisian crochet classes at several yarn shops and art centers in the Minneapolis/St. Paul/St. Croix ...

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I've Got to Knit Something Fast Cowl

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : I've Got to Knit Something Fast Cowl
I've Got to Knit Something Fast Cowl
I've Got to Knit Something Fast Cowl
I've Got to Knit Something Fast Cowl
I've Got to Knit Something Fast Cowl
I've Got to Knit Something Fast Cowl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • comfort with knitting and purling
  • knitting in the round

Pattern Description:

It's sparkly. It's soft. It's reversible in two brilliant color ways. I HAD to do it!

After many crochet projects, I just HAD to knit something fast!

I love crocheting and knitting - they each have their own wonderful characteristics and when I do one for too long, I need to switch gears and do the other. I need to.
That feeling hit me the other day when my eyes caught a glimpse of very colorful yarn that was a little sparkly, blinking at me from the yarn shop shelf.

It's Araucania Yarns, Andalien. It's a mostly wool with a hint of metallic and poly blend, braided together and super saturated with deep, rich color. I think it was the combination of color and sparkle that made it jump off the shelf and into my hands, demanding to be instantly knit. So, pushing all other projects aside, I cast on as soon as I returned home and was finished with the cowl that evening. Wow, did I have to knit! It just flew through my fingers!

Materials: Two hanks of Araucania, Andalien (89 yards each) and size 11 needle circular needles in a 32" length. One ring stitch marker.

I used one skein of color #1 and one skein of color #6. It is optional to knit the entire cowl with two hanks of one color yarn, as well.

The cowl measures 6 1/2" x 48" in circumference. Gauge is 3 stitches per inch
in a 2 x 2 rib stitch pattern.

Other color combinations that would be fun with this pattern:

#4 & #5; #2 & #8; and #3 & #7
Also #2 & #4; #3 & #4, #7 & #4 and #8 & #4

Here is the link to the KFI website for the yarn

Another cowl in an alternative yarn, Mirasol, Api, is pictured.


3 sts x 1"

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 6 1/2" x 48" in circumference


  • approx. 200 yards of chunky yarn - two colors
  • size 11 circular needles in a 32" length

You Will Also Need:

  • Yarn needle, scissors, stitch markers

Suggested yarn:

200 yards of Chunky weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Araucania Andalien


#1 & #6