I really can't believe it has been nearly a year and a half since I last found myself here! A lot has changed, but for now I will just share one of the many new patterns I have been working on this past year. A cowl/snood, (free! awww yeah) that I so desperately needed when visiting Chicago this past winter. It has been nearly twenty years since my last visit and boy did I forget how bone chilling cold it gets. Lucky for us we live about 5 hours south, but even then, for a few months I was cursing myself, and the hubs, that we should've moved to Florida. I believe I may have even texted him at work and begged... naw...wanted to though. Anyways here it is and as always ENJOY!
(oh yeah...you can also download it straight from Ravelry...I also added all my other patterns as PDF downloads too.)
Windy City Cowl
One visit to Chicago in the winter and you'll be dreaming of having this cowl/snood scarf as you walk the city's
chill. The cowl is knit in either 4x4 rib pattern or basket weave with bulky yarn. Instructions for changing the height and width, to make an infinity scarf or smaller cowl, are also included.
- 2 skeins of Lion Brand Wool Ease Chunky or 300 yards of bulky yarn
- 24" circular needles in size 13 or size to get gauge (change length of circular needle if planning on making it a shorter width cowl or infinity length)
- stitch marker
- tapestry needle
Gauge: 10sts=4" in 4X4 ribbing
Place marker and join for knitting in the round, be careful not to twist stitches when joining.
Work all rows as follows:
*K4, P4* across until piece measures 20" or desired height.
Bind off in 4x4 pattern.
Weave ends and block.
Basket weave version:
Place marker and join for knitting in the round, be careful not to twist stitches.
Row 1: *K4, P4* across.
Work Row 1 for 1 3/4" or until square.
Row 2: *P4, K4* across.
Work Row 2 for 1 3/4" or until square.
Keep repeating instructions for Rows 1 and 2 until piece measures approximately 20" or desired height.
Bind off in pattern.
Weave ends and block.
Finished measurement of both versions is approximately 29" wide by 20" tall.
Cowl with smaller width:
CO 56 for an approx. 22" wide cowl.
CO 64 for an approx. 25 1/2" wide cowl.
Infinity length scarf:
CO 120 for an approx. 48" long scarf.
Knit all these to your desired height following pattern for 4x4 ribbing or basket weave version.
To change to a different width, keep cast on stitches divisible by 8.
Questions? Email Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Windy City Cowl.