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Lisa Beth Houchins is the Meanest Mommy in the Whole Wide World to three awesome children. Her eclectic professional life has included time as middle school science teacher, actuarial analyst, ...
Lisa Beth Houchins is the Meanest Mommy in the Whole Wide World to three awesome children. Her eclectic professional life has included time as middle school science teacher, actuarial analyst, birth advocate, stay-at-home mom, and now knitwear designer. She has been knitting since 2006.
Lisa can be found on Ravelry (username -MeanestMommy) and her silly parenting blog (http://meanestmommy.com). She welcomes comments and questions and offers pattern support at MeanestMommyKnits (at) gmail (dot) com.
You spend so much time driving kids to soccer practice (and soccer games in which your kid never even touches the damn ball) that it feels like your part-time job. You might as well knit yourself a cowl to keep you warm.
The Soccer Practice Cowl is knit in the round with some basic striping and slipped stitches. The project requires two colors, but you only use one color at a time, making this pattern look more difficult than it actually is. You can follow the written directions or the chart. If you've never used a chart, this is a great way to learn.
Finished size: Circumference - 21.6" (55cm), height - 6.75" (17cm), but easily customizable.
Yarn: Total of 160 yds (146 m) of worsted weight yarn. 120 yds (110 m) in MC (main color) and 40 yds (37 m) in CC (contrast color). Cowl pictured with Knit Picks Swish Worsted in Black (MC) and White (CC).
Skill Level: Advanced beginner to intermediate. Project requires knowledge of (or willingness to learn) knitting in the round and simple striping. This is a good "first colorwork" and/or "first chart" project.
20 sts over 4" (or 5 sts per inch) in stockinette stitch.
160 yards of Worsted weight