Quick Cowl

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!

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You will need

1 hank Sirdar Gorgeous yarn

20mm needles

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

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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 🙂

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