This was a fun project. I used large needles, large yarn, and an easy stitch. I call this cowl Easy Peasy. And as most of you know I love to use variegated yarn and I love the layers of color I got out of this skein. The autumn colors really standout on this brown sweater. Yes, I know this is not fall but I really wanted to wear this before our Nebraska winter transitions into spring. I have had this done for a couple of weeks. I hear we may get our last snow fall at the end of the week. It is not unusual though to get snow in April.
Easy Peasy Cowl
Yarn: Chunky – 180-275yds
Needles: US 10
Pattern: Double Seed Stitch (Multiple of 4 sts +2)
Row 1 (RS): K2, *p2, k2,rep from * across.
Row 2: P2, * k2, p2, rep from * across.
Row 3: Rep Row 2.
Row 4: Rep Row 1.
Rep these 4 rows for Double Seed Stitch
Cast-on 42 stitches (or number preferred for cowl width keeping the rule “multiple of 4 stitches +2” in mind) using invisible (provisional) cast-on. This gives you live stitches to finish project as a continual fabric.
Knit using Double Seed Stitch pattern until desired length is reached ending with row 1 if twisting your fabric or row 3 if leaving it flat. Attach live cast-on stitches to ending stitches using the Kitchener stitch. I like to put a twist in my scarf because I tend to make short cowls but if you make a long cowl you may want to leave it flat and add the twist when you double it around your neck.
Are you trying to finish a winter project? What is it?
Entrepreneurship flows in Sonya’s blood. Some businesses include an artistic rubber stamp manufacturing business, opening and running a bed & breakfast and having a fabric and yarn shop. As a serial entrepreneur she loves to mentor and coach small businesses. She misses farm life, loves to travel and enjoys her husband, children, their spouses and of course the grandkids.