Double Cable Mohair Scarf

This scarf and the mohair of which it is made has become one of the favourites at our yarn tasting sessions of new yarns for winter 2011.
Easy yet elegant cables on both sides worked in Estelle's KIDLUXE chunky mohair that has a range of gorgeous colours AND exhibits minimal shedding!

200g of chunky weight mohair (or any chunky yarn really).
6mm needles.
Cable needle

Approx 10"x72"

C6B: Slip the next 3 sts onto a cable needle and hold at the back of the work. K the next 3 sts from the left hand needle, then knit the 3 sts from the cable needle.

Cast on 54 sts loosely.
Row 1: *K6, P6. Repeat from * to last 6 sts. K6
Row 2: *P6, K6. Repeat from * to last 6 sts. P6
Rows 3 and 4: Repeat rows 1 and 2.
Row 5: K6, P6, *C6B, P6. Repeat from * to last 6 sts. K6
Row 6: As row 2.
Rows 7-10: Repeat row 1 and 2 twice.
Row 11: As row 1.
Row 12: P6, *C6B, P6. Repeat from * to last 6 sts. P6.
Rows 13 & 14: Repeat rows 1 and 2.

Repeat these 14 rows until the yarn is nearly all gone, ending with row 3 or row 10.
Cast off loosely in pattern.


Wooly Bully Cowl

About a week before Christmas, my youngest daughter asked if Mrs Claus might be able to make her a cowl with big loose stitches that would drape around her neck twice but if wrapped 3 times would choke her. Estelle's WOOLY BULLY fit the bill perfectly and it was so fast and easy to knit that I -oops, I mean Mrs Claus made 3 of them before the day.

Materials: 1 skein of WOOLY BULLY or any combination of yarns that would knit to about 8 sts / 4 inches.
12 mm needles.

Cast on 20 sts loosely.
Row 1 (RS): K1 P1. Repeat across to the end of the row.
Row 2: Purl.
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until the yarn is almost all gone.
Cast off loosely and sew together the cast on and cast off edges.

NOTES: This pattern is written so that anyone, including our very beginner knitters can make this fast and easy cowl.
However, for those of you who want to perfect it, you can use a provisional cast on and graft the 2 ends together.
Blocking, although not really necessary, does make it look a whole lot nicer in a gift box, but it will still roll slightly once it has been worn, so don't bother with blocking if it's for you.

Copyright WOOL-TYME Kingston, Anne Woodall, 2011.