The Cushy Cowl is a bit more challenging than a garter stitch scarf, but not so hard as to scare off beginners. It’s a project that introduces a few essential techniques that will move you beyond noob territory and closer to the realm of hats, socks and mittens! Best of all, the cowl is knit in garter stitch with super bulky yarn, which produces a thick fabric that highlights the sculptural and springy qualities of garter stitch. Super bulky yarn also knits up quick for instant gratification! Win-win!
Grab the free knitting pattern at the shop and follow along in the tutorial video!
Note: this video is close captioned. Turn it on in the bottom-right corner of the player.
In this tutorial video you’ll learn how to cast on with the best, default cast on – the longtail cast on – and how to knit garter stitch in the round. You’ll also learn how to join a new ball of yarn to your work and how to weave in your ends for a neat finish. And then… you’re done! Loop the cushy cowl around your neck and stay toasty against the polar vortex!
To help you gather your materials quickly, I’ve put together a list of materials that were used in the video. In instances where I couldn’t find the original product, I’ve listed a similar product that I’ve used and liked. Listed prices are correct as of December 22, 2015. Prices are in USD *
- 32″ US 17/12mm circular needle ($13.50)
- Malabrigo Rasta Super Bulky Yarn in color Pearl Ten
- Susan Bates 15 pc large heart stitch markers ($3.99)
- Dritz soft tape measure ($2.73)
- J.A. Henckels household scissors ($20.81)
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