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For me, knitting and crocheting evolved from a hobby to an all-consuming passion (some would say obsession). Inspiration for my designs is drawn from all over the place, including past travels -- ...
For me, knitting and crocheting evolved from a hobby to an all-consuming passion (some would say obsession). Inspiration for my designs is drawn from all over the place, including past travels -- from Turkey to Kyrgyzstan and many places in between. I dream about wool during the long Canadian winters, often waking from my sleep with visions of knittin’s dancing in my head.
Things I never leave home without: Chris, my handsome traveling companion, a knitting project, trusty e-reader, and a picture of my slightly obese cat, Ivan.
It's been a tough winter, with many days of -30 C with the wind chill. I needed a new cowl that could withstand the frigid temperatures, and that could also be pulled down over my shoulders to warm me up while working at my desk. This is what I came up with :)
This cowl was tested in a very cold Saskatchewan winter.
If you haven't tried double knitting before, this is a straightforward pattern to work on, and working the chart in the round means it's easier than charts that have to be worked flat because you don't
have to reverse the colours in your head to account for working the wrong side.
To make this cowl, you'll require four 220-yard skeins of wool (2 in each colour), and a 5 mm circular needle. Pattern includes instructions for S/M/L sizing (approx 30", 34", & 38" around bust/chest). NOTE You can easily knit larger sizes by adding sts to your cast on (approx. 20 for an extra 4" in width); the kraken remains the same.
22 rows x 14 sts = 4 inches in double knit
880 yards of Worsted weight