Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Don't have a cowl man

And the puns never stop around here.

There are a multitude of free cowl patterns on ravelry and the internet in general, but there's always room for one more. It looks crocheted, but it's not.

The thing about cowls is they are so quick to knit, make great presents and I think they are quite cool, especially on blokes. With the Christmas season looming, they're very blog-sexy right now.

Project Details

Name: Ciara's Cowl
Design: My own
Yarn: Organic merino 10 ply, handdyed by me in a
eucalyptus colour, 2 balls with plenty left over of the second ball.
Substitutions: Malabrigo worsted. Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran.
Needle Size: 3.50 mm - I used 2 circs but you could magic loop.
Gauge: 24 st x 28 rows over 10 cm AFTER BLOCKING


Using the long tail method, cast on 120 stitches. Join, being careful not to twist, and work the cowl in the round. I used 2 circs but you could magic loop or dpn's - they'll all work fine.

Work 10 rows of 1 x 1 rib.

Change to purse stitch pattern and work the two row pattern 16 times (or more if you want a wider cowl)


Row 1: P2tog, yo to end (don't forget the yo at the end!)
Row 2: K2togtbl, yo to end (don't forget the yo at the end!)

Work 10 rows of 1 x 1 rib again.

Cast off using a stretchy method (I used a tubular sewn bind off.)


(Massive black bags under eyes: Check. Plenty of regrowth in the hair: Check. Wearing a tracksuit: Check. Must be time for a photoshoot!)


Bells said...

Nice. Very, very nice. I would not have thought of them being good on the blokes.

Rose Red said...

At least you've got your mouth covered!! (ooh, cheeky!)

You know, I would never have thought that the stitch pattern you used would knit up like that - very cool. And love the colour too.

(and I think your 13 pairs of shoes is very unlucky and you must buy more!)

Brena said...

That's it, you've pushed me over the cowl fence! I'm onboard with cowls!!! And it's cold today. :)

Anonymous said...

Woot! I loved your cowl the moment I saw it on Ravelry and I was hoping you'd post a pattern. I want to make some as gifts. Thank you!

kathy b said...

Show me a bloke actually wearing a cowl. Then I'll be very impressed

kathy b said...

Hahahahah . Thanks for the man cowl picture! Looks good on him. Maybe if son chooses U of Minnesota, he'll decide to wear one!

kathy b said...

Hahahahah . Thanks for the man cowl picture! Looks good on him. Maybe if son chooses U of Minnesota, he'll decide to wear one!

Corrie said...

perfect! that is just what I need to make up for some people in my family who have everything! thanks for sharing the pattern....looks fab!!


HE said...

I don't understand the pattern after the ribbing. Are we doing decreases in the main body of the cowl?

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