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Knit 4 Purl 4 Cowls

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Category Knitting
Type Accessory
Sizing Unisex
Style Casual, Mod, Funky
Gabriele Burris on

What materials did you use? Charisma, Wool Ease Thick and Quick, Red Heart Boutique Midnight

Gabriele Burris on

I made one of these with a different pattern years ago, and that piece has served me in myriad ways! I made it very open (size 15 needles) and the stretchiness of it, which I wasn't initially thrilled with, is great. I have used it as a hood, a cowl, and believe it or not, as a tube top over my swimsuit! It was so, so easy that I am always tickled when people compliment it. These tighter new are lovely, and I am in the process of making one now.

01/28/2013 Flag

I love the tighter ones too :)

02/15/2013 Flag

Can you share that pattern?

02/14/2013 Flag

It is knit 4 rows on circular needles, then purl 4 rows, repeat until you have about 11" or 12", the bind off very loosely. I think I cast on about 56 sts.

02/15/2013 Flag

I've never used circuler knitting needles before and I only can knit with straight needles is there a way I can find a pattern with this brand of yarn using only size 11 or 13 straight knitting needles?

08/05/2015 Flag

what size needles????

11/19/2015 Flag

Use the size or a little higher that is recommended by the yarn mfg. You might have to knit a sample so you can find your gauge. These cowls are anywhere from 8" to 12" tall and about 24" to 26" around. You can take the stitches per inch on the label and multiply by the diameter you want it to be. The yarn I used for most of the cowls is Charisma, which calls for size 13 (9mm) needles and says 11 sts for 4 inches, but I knit fairly loose, and 56 sts were enough.

11/21/2015 Flag