A grim determination has gripped me. Jaw set, needles and hooks in hand, I have decided to knit and crochet my way out of this funk.
And while there are a lot of things going on around here knit and crochet-wise, there isn't much I can show you, bar this. The easy of easiest, knit in the car and in front of the TV, don't have to think about cowls.
I think the combination of garter stitch and super bulky yarn is really the equivilant of cinnamon sugar toast. Simple. Comforting. Unrefined.
It seemed a bit silly to write up the pattern, but then sometimes its nice to not to have to think. Like when one is in a funk.
Download Big Thick Warm and Quick
Big, Thick, Warm and Quick Cowl
a design for knitting by Kat Goldin
Big enough for a chunky cowl or a small wrap.
This pattern can be completed in a super bulky/super chunky yarn.
(Pictured: Wendy Serenity Super Chunky in Teal and Tarmac)
© Kat Goldin 2012: While you have permission to sell finished items from this pattern, I ask that all items sold credit me, Kathryn Goldin, as the designer with a link back to my website http://www.slugsontherefrigerator.com . Under all circumstances rewriting, reselling, distributing, or copying the pattern itself is prohibited. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation.
Big and easy. This garter stitch cowl is a simple rectangle with buttonholes at the contrast end.
Any Super Chunky Yarn in colours suitable for the:
The Main Colour (80m/87y)
Contrast Edge (24m/26y)
3 large buttons, measuring at least 3cm/1.5 inches
8mm/ size 11 needles
9 stitches and 17 rows = 4”/10cm square
Stitches and Abbreviations
CO = Cast on
K = Knit
BO = Bind Off
Knit Every row for 70 rows or until the piece measures 16.5 inches (43cm).
Join the contrast colour.
Knit for 14 rows (3in/ 7.5cm)
On next row K 4, BO1, K8, BO1, K8, BO1, K4
Knit 2 rows
Line up buttons on opposite side of cowl to button holes and sew on using tapestry needle. (Hint: you can always separate the plied strands of yarn to make a thin enough strand to use to sew on the buttons!!)
Weave in ends.