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Project

Knit 4 Purl 4 Cowls

Project Description

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What you will need

  • Charisma
  • Wool Ease Thick and Quick
  • Red Heart Boutique Midnight
  • US 13 / 9.0 mm / UK 00

Q&A with Gabriele Burris

quimera asked:
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.
Gabriele Burris answered:
I love the tighter ones too :)
MartieGirl asked:
Can you share that pattern?
Gabriele Burris answered:
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.
Veronique Rigault asked:
what size needles????
Gabriele Burris answered:
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.