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Problem-Solver Knitted Cowl


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So, you know how the lower half of your face gets cold but you don't want anything right up against it because it gets stuck to the Chapstick on your lips and not only do your lips get fuzzy but the scarf also gets icky in that spot? Gross. Well, the Problem-Solver is aptly named: it's designed to trap warm air next to your skin without needing to be right against your skin. I came up with this to tackle walking dogs on those blustery winter days. It works like a charm! Wear it slumped slightly down when you don't need it, and you get a pretty insert in the collar of your coat. Then pull it up as high as necessary when the air starts to bite. But I wouldn't recommend wearing it in the "UP" position to go into your bank. Especially with sunglasses. Garter stitch construction provides stability to support the insulating section right at the chin. It's knit flat and then seamed at the back. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit purl yarn over knit 2 stitches together follow written knitting pattern instructions GAUGE 18 sts = 10cm/4in in pattern st SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS bottom circumference approx. 60cm/23.5in top circumference approx. 42cm/16.5in length approx. 19cm/7.5in OR 21.5cm/8.5in SUGGESTED YARN 200 yards of Worsted weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN any worsted or aran weight will work!

Recommended with this pattern

  • 1 pair 4.5mm needles
  • 1 pair 5.0mm needles
  • wool needle for finishing

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I've been knitting for (OMG!) over 50 years. But wait: I started when I was about 4 so that's not so bad! I love things that look hard to make but are actually really easy, and I very much enjoy the challenge of off-the-wall construction techniques. I had my own mail order knitting kit business for a while, and I was President and co-founder of the Knitting Guild of Canada. I am also a Master Knitter as accredited by TKGA and I was the creator and evaluator of the Canadian Master Knitter program run by TKGC. So, let's get knitting!

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