The One Hour Cowl
Need a Holiday gift ASAP? Like the look of those uber bulky knits on the runway? Try this one hour (or less) cowl knit with Grosso by Borgo de Pazzi Firenze.
1 hank of Grosso by Borgo de Pazzi Firenze
1 pair 20mm/35US needles
1 spare large needle
Cast on 7 stitches extremely loosely with knit or cable method.
Row 1: Knit every stitch, wrapping yarn twice into each stitch. (7 stitches)
Row 2: Purl every stitch, wrapping yarn twice into each stitch, BUT AT THE SAME TIME allow the extra wrap from the row above to fall off the needle.(7 stitches)
Row 3: Knit every stitch, wrapping yarn twice into each stitch, BUT AT THE SAME TIME allow the extra wrap from the row above to fall off the needle. (7 stitches)
Repeat rows 2 and 3 until there is approximately 60" of yarn left.
Carefully remove needle, allowing double wraps to fall. place 7 stitches back on needle
To cast off and sew cowl shut use 3 needle bind-off method as follows:
(Click here for a good video tutorial of this technique )
With spare large needle, pick up 7 stitches along cast on edge
With right sides together, hold both the spare needle and the working needle with live stitches on it tip to tip. Hold together in left hand.
Insert right hand needle into 1st stitch on both the front and back left hand needle, knit these 2 stitches together,* repeat this process until there are 2 stitches on right hand needle, pass the back stitch over the front stitch. Repeat from * until all stitches have been cat off. Pass yarn through final loop to secure. Weave the ends into the seam with you fingers, trimming if necessary.