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Asterisque Cowl / Shoulder Warmer Knitting Pattern »
InstructionsThis is rated "advanced beginner," but includes additional detailed instruction for beginning knitters. Button wherever you wish for infinite styling options!
Fun to knit and full of chunky texture!
Type of item: Accessory
Style: Classic, Casual, Outdoorsy
106 yards super bulky yarn (one skein Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick), size 19 US knitting needles, two 1.25-1.75" buttons, sewing needle and thread
What was your inspiration?
Autumn is my hands down favorite season - I spend my Summers longing for my big chunky scarves, cowls and sweaters! Asterisque (the texture reminds me of stars or asterisks) is inspired by Autumn: chunky, cozy, rustic, and fun to wear.
What are you most proud of?
I'm happy that Asterisque stands out amongst the many chunky, oversized cowl knitting patterns. Once you learn the stitch pattern, it's a very easy and quick knit, but with great impact, rich in texture and style.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Don't be afraid of BIG knitting needles. Size 19 US needles really are the definitive size to use with Asterisque, which can be a little intimidating to those not used to working with that size. My advice: use the most lightweight wood you can find (bamboo is great!).