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Even as summer starts, we know only too well that winter will bring cold winds, sometimes slush and ice. Are you getting ready? You know you'll need some cowls, mitts and shawls for yourself and ...

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Soft and Snuggly Knitted Cowl/Hood, add

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Soft and Snuggly Knitted Cowl/Hood, add
Soft and Snuggly Knitted Cowl/Hood, add

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit, purl, slip stitch, three strand braid. Optional; single chain crochet.
  • Knitting in the round.
  • Cast on and bind off of course

Pattern Description:

This piece is designed to be rolled down or worn up as a hood. With a two inch turn down it rolls to drape around the neck or with a four inch turn down it comes up to keep the ears warm it is delightfully warm. It can also be worn fully unrolled to drape loosely over the head as a hood. Folding a small cuff in the edge of the hood, next to the face, will give you a bit more structure and body when it is worn as a hood. Below the cowl is the drawstring and the stitch changes for a more stable, less 'drapey' fabric, towards the shoulder.

The draw string is three strands of crocheted chain, braided but it could also be achieved easily with "I-cord;
http://www.purlbee.com/i-cord-tutorial/ (cut and paste this link)
or a simple multiple strand braid.

There is a bonus pattern for finger free mitts. the mitts are two simple pieces done on smaller ,needles to produce a tighter fabric this gives them more shape as more durability is needed in mitts than in a cowl. The part that covers the fingers can unfolded back out of the way to allow for better dexterity or unfolded to allow more warmth to the fingers. The mitts can be worn alone, or over gloves or mittens in the deep winter for more warmth.

Enjoy, both the process and the product.


6 stitches per inch in stockinette for the cowl.

Suggested yarn:

700 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

any sock yarn, the pictue is an art yarn, this is pictured in a hand combed angora/nylon blend from an independent NJ angora perveyor; http://www.cozyrabbitfarm.com/google041cff5f70235ca7.html


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