I’m in love with chunky cowls. I hear people say they can’t pull it off, but they can. A beautiful chunky knit looks great on everyone! I wrote up this little pattern for the Katy Cowl for my brand new knitters at the CED Art Retreat in Lake Tahoe. You should have seen the brilliant progress my brand new knitters made–I was so proud of them. This cowl is a perfect beginning knitter’s project. Or, it is perfect for the experienced knitter to click away mindlessly in the car, at practice, on the airplane, in front of the tv, etc. I have already made up three of them as easy, but stylish gifts for friends and family. You can find the pattern here on ravelry or here on a google reader to download right away.
I used Lion Brand Thick and Quick in Fisherman on the cream cowl and Tahki Stacy Charles Montana, 100% pure new wool, on the gray cowl. The Tahki yarn has been discontinued but here’s charcoal in the Lion Brand I like to use the Lion Brand because if you get the yarn on sale, this cowl costs less than $20 to make. If you want a more luxury wool, try Cascade Magnum in charcoal. The Cascade is bulkier so don’t forget to check gauge! I added a couple of pink stripes to the gray cowl–fun! This would be perfect for a college kiddo to sport their colors.
Frankly, I’m just in love with how super bulky knit yarn looks so yummy just sitting there. It’s starting to get colder here, so I’ve been throwing these cowls on in the wee hours when I’m walking Lucy. The cowl has a moebius twist in it which makes it fit nicely when your wrapping it twice.
Here it is on my lovely sister, Katy, hence the name. Do try to whip one of these up for yourself. You’ll be glad you did!