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Handspun Sidewinder Cowl


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The faux cable pattern in this cowl resembles the tracks in the sand made by sidewinder snakes in the desert. It's a speedy knit, which produces a sturdy, warm, fashionable cowl! LOTS of WOW factor with a LITTLE bit of effort. Lace pattern is easy to follow. Knit one up today! These are a great way to show off your fabulous handspun bulky yarn! Pop it on your head and you've now got a warm funky earwarmer/hat! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Cast on, Knit, Purl, Yarn Over (YO), Knit 2 Together (K2Tog), Bind Off GAUGE approx 3-3.5 stitches to the inch in stockinette stitch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS one size fits most finished size approx 7.5 inches tall by 18 inches in circumference (20 cm X 45 cm around)

Supplies Needed

  • 70-100 yards (76.5-91 meters) bulky handspun yarn
  • OR 70-100 yards commercial bulky yarn
  • 16 inch circular needles size US 11 (8 mm)

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I've recently gone from corporate drone that dreams about yarn all day to a full time crafter that gets to actually play with yarn now! YAY! My sweet back porch dye lab, spinning wheel, family and crazy yarn girl adventures keep me hopping! I design patterns to help you knit up that fabulous handspun yarn you've got stashed about! I try to create treasures that allow the colors, textures and artistic diversity of handspun to shine through. YAY! YARN!