Tuesday, September 22, 2009

chunky cowl

We are enjoying another balmy week of late summer weather in Muskoka. Today is a little overcast and drizzly, but I did manage to catch this image of cattails swaying in the breeze yesterday between the raindrops.

It may a little hard to think of the cold blustery days ahead, when todays's temperature is hovering around 20 degrees celsius, but knitters like to have a head start on the coming season.

Chunky Cowls are all the rage on the runway, bigger and bulkier than ever before. They can be worn over a coat as a buffer against the wind, and pulled up over the head if needed, or tucked inside a collar, like a thick, cosy scarf. In a cold and drafty workplace, they can be worn over a lightweight sweater or turtleneck, much like a moebius, that stays neatly in place.

This new design is knit up quickly with very little effort, on 10.00 mmm circular needles, using two strands of yarn held together to achieve a bulky effect.
Chunky Cowl-
Finished Size: 36 in x 18 in
Needles: 10.00 mm- 80 cm circular
Yarn: 5 balls Flama by Katia
Using two strands together, cast on 72 sts. Join in round. Work in K2/P2 ribbing until 18 in. Cast off loosely.
This just might be the perfect gift for a daughter away at University, quick and easy to throw on as she walks around campus this winter, or for a niece working in the big city, as she makes her way to and from work on a damp and windy day.......

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