This cowl is designed to be worn rolled down, either starting with a two inch turn down that rolls it to the chin or a four inch turn down so that it reaches up to warm the ears. It can also be worn fully extended 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 drawstring the piece is linen stitched for a more stable, less 'drapey' fabric.
The draw string is a three strand crocheted chain, braided but it could also be achieved easily with "I-cord;
or a simple mltp. strand braid.
The bonus pattern for finger free mitts is two simple ribbed tube pieces with holes for the thumb. They are done on size 8 needles to tighten up the fabric and to give them more shape and durability than the cowl, The part that covers the fingers is worked long, it can unfolded to offer more warmth to the fingers, or cuffed for greater dexterity. These can be worn alone, or over gloves or mittens for more warmth.
6 stitches per inch in stockinette
700 yards of Fingering weight
The holidays are coming up faster than you might think! They are always followed by frigid temp, blowing snow and the need for warm accessories. You are going to need some snugly warm hats and scarves for yourself and your family. Have you begun your Christmas / Holiday knitting yet. Are you ready for winter? Do you remember shopping last year, seeing all that lovely knitwear with those ...
The holidays are coming up faster than you might think! They are always followed by frigid temp, blowing snow and the need for warm accessories. You are going to need some snugly warm hats and scarves for yourself and your family. Have you begun your Christmas / Holiday knitting yet. Are you ready for winter? Do you remember shopping last year, seeing all that lovely knitwear with those horrendously high prices? If you're like me you were thinking, if only I had the time, I could make that easily. . .
Well now's the time to get started. Grab those needles and get creative, start to work, you'll be glad you did. Start with one of the lovely patterns below.
I am a nurse by day for disabled school children, I design in yarn and write Knitting patterns. I also write children's books for reluctant reader with what time there is left. I was taught by my maternal grandmother to knit. Then came the Girl Scouts, my troop leaders pushed me to knit more seriously. I have been knitting off and on since.
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