Monday, May 9, 2011

Chunky Man-Cowl

Also, check out the NEW Chunky Man-Cowl!

My boyfriend wanted a warm, chunky and masculine scarf in “military-ish” colors.
I looked at various knitting patterns for scarves and cowls but ended up buying a bunch of yarn in nice colors and improvising.
The result is a long scarf, with Drops Karisma Superwash in gray and Drops Classic Alpaca in brown knit together in a waffle pattern, making it chunky and soft. I sewed the ends together to make a cowl that can go around twice to fit snugly around the neck.

What you'll need:
At least 6 skeins of DK weight yarn (I used 3 of the Karisma and 3 of the Alpaca) and a circular, or two 5.5mm pins.

CO 52 stitches with double yarn (one thread of each) and knit the following back and forth.

Row 1: K to end.
Row 2: P to end.
Row 3: *K2, P2*
Row 4: *K2, P2*

Repeat rows 1-4 until you have a scarf long enough to wrap around your neck twice. I used all the yarn, there was a little more of the Karisma so I used only that for the sewing.

BO and sew the ends together.

VoilĂ !

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Update:

I was asked to upload a pic of the two yarns together up-close. Here's one I took when I was in the middle of knitting it - hope it helps!

8 comments:

  1. Do you think you could post, or send me, a up-close of the two yarns together? Thanks!

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  2. Thanks so much! I have been wanting to make one of these for myself for a while but could never find a good pattern. :)

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  3. this is wonderful. but i really need help. can you please message me?! x

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  4. Hi Mandy- how do I message you? You can write to me on Ravelry perhaps? Just write to "Marissimo" :)

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  5. Lovely cowl - thanks for the pattern! Did you use circular knitting needles? I'm new to knitting and am still very intimidated by circular needles. I want my finished product to have horizontal ridges like yours, but most of the patterns I've found use circular needles to achieve that effect. Also, do you have a preferred stitch for sewing your ends together?

    Thanks!

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  6. Hi Meaghan,

    Thank you :)

    The scarf is knit back and forth, so ideally, I'd use two needles, but mine are all so short, and they don't have a "stopper" at the end, so I was afraid I'd be dropping stitches all the time. That's why I used a circular needle and just knit back and forth on that.

    I stitched the ends together using what I think is called Backstitch seam...turning the work inside-out and stitching the end-stitches together one by one.

    I hope that helps - happy knitting! :)

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  7. Gonna make one for my bestie! It looks warm and fashionable..he is a grey heather and black kinda fella. Thank you for sharing such a nice quick easy pattern

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  8. Where did you buy the yarn from and about how much was it? Also, what size needles did you use and about how long did it take to make?

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