I discovered a new knitting shop this week! After our two local wool shops closed down, I’ve been on the hunt for somewhere to buy yarn. And I found somewhere!
They had a fabulous yarn called Sirdar Gorgeous and it really is 🙂 It’s super, super chunky and requires size 20mm needles. On the back of the band there is a lovely pattern for a simple quick knit cowl. I tried it out today and it’s amazing! It’s wonderfully soft and it knits up so fast!
You will need
1 hank Sirdar Gorgeous yarn
Cast on 13 stitches using the two needle method
Row 1: Knit one, yarn forward, yarn round, purl two together and then repeat, ending the row with one knit stitch
Row 2: Purl one, yarn round, purl two together and repeat, ending the row with one purl stitch
Once you have knitted most of the ball up (leaving enough to cast off and make up) cast off all stitches. Then use a simple over locking stitch to sew it together. I didn’t have a tapestry needle big enough so I used my hands, gives a new meaning to the term “hand sewn”!
The yarn round and purl two together gives a lovely effect with holes and knit stitches all the way up. It’s so warm and cozy, I’m looking forward to an opportunity to wear it 🙂