Monday, March 16, 2015

I'm a Cowl-Knittin' Fool


And I'm having a great time doing it. A couple weeks ago I posted pictures of some cowls I made and I just keep cranking out more--I can't seem to help myself. What makes these cowls interesting to work on is the yarn. All of the projects in this post are knit with Lion Brand yarns and all are knit in the round using size 7 or 8 24"-circular needles. I use exactly the same method for all of them--I cast on the number of stitches listed below. 

Working in the round, I either knit entirely in Garter Stitch (k row, P row) or 6 rounds of Garter followed by as many rows as I like of Stockinette (all K rows when working in the round) then ending with 6 more rows of Garter. Doing that keeps the finished cowl from "rolling" like it would in all Stockinette stitch. Here are my latest creations:




Large Fischer Cowl

The yarn is Lion Brand Pelt in Fischer. It took 4 skeins. I cast on 120 stitches and worked in the round until most of the yarn was used.




Small Blue Mink Cowl

The yarn is Lion Brand Pelt in Blue Mink. It took 2 skeins. I cast on 80 stitches and worked in the round until most of the yarn was used.




Small Mink and Sable Cowls

Same as the Blue Mink Cowl except the yarns are Sable and Mink.




Large Champagne Infinity Cowl

The yarn is Lion Brand Fun Fur in Champagne. It took 3 skeins. I cast on 120 stitches but for this cowl I twisted the first worked row around once and worked in the round until most of the yarn was used.




Large Sparkly White Infinity Cowl

The yarn is Lion Brand Festive Fur in White. It took 6 skeins. Working with double strands I cast on 100 stitches and added a twist in the first worked row, then worked in the round until most of the yarn was used.



And that's it for now but I still have quite a bit of yarn and am looking forward to the net projects.

Thanks for reading.

No comments:

Post a Comment

If you enjoyed this post, please comment and leave contact information if you would like a response. Commenting rewards the authors/artists and pretty much makes our day!