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.