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Lumpkins Cowl


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I wanted to create a project that would show off the unique texture of an extreme thick and thin slub yarn and would be worn by many people. I also wanted this project to be accessible for beginners and for those on a budget. The Lumpkins Cowl was the perfect project for my needs--super easy to knit up, this cowl is knit flat then twisted and seamed into a mobius loop. When using a full skein (100 yards) of Yarnarchy Thicket and Thin art yarn, this cowl should be full and long enough to wrap three times, or twice around the neck with room to pull the third wrap over the head as a narrow hood. Fantastic! You can purchase the Thicket and Thin yarn at One skein will complete this cowl, but it is also possible to make two smaller cowls with just one skein. This pattern contains the knit version as well as the crochet one. Note-The gauge on this is very very loose and I often use a modified drop stitch when knitting it myself. If you have trouble getting the gauge loose enough, feel free to contact me and I'll send you the link to a tutorial. GAUGE Loose! SUGGESTED YARN 100 yards of Bulky weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Yarnarchy

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  • 17 needles x2

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I live in a stone cottage in the middle of 100 acre wood without running water, television, or radio. I spend most of my time teaching, homesteading, or messing around with fiber. Both of my daughters like fiber as well, but the older one has recently decided that boys are more compelling than yarn. Silly girl. My first spinning wheel belongs to my mother, who made me a pair of legwarmers in 1983 (homegrown fleece, thick homespun and dyed with kool-aid, knitted with traditional Sauk-Suiattle tribal designs) when everyone else was getting nylon ones from Kmart. I currently spin on my dreamy Schacht Matchless and my teeny tiny Majacraft Little Gem. I heart fiber and adore working with color and texture. I have been a crafter ever since I can remember. I sew, macrame, embroider, tatt, make bobbin lace, weave, spin, knit, crochet, make block prints, papercraft, create candles, quilt, make jewelry, dollmaking, and more... I also have a clothing line called "The Wicked Wench," featuring all manner of niceties: bonnets and bloomers, steampunk collars and cuffs, feather fascinators, mittens, wristers, vintage clothing, and much more. Want kitsch? Visit