Snuggle Up

It feels like autumn is getting ready to arrive – lots of cooler mornings. It’s perfect weather for a knitter as it’s ideally suited to adding a cosy accessory or two to your outfit.

One of my lovely customers has come up with a gorgeous cowl design in our chunky blue faced leicester roving – and it’s only fair that I admit I’ve already removed a couple of skeins from the shop to make one for me.

The design is called Springtime Cowl – but it looks like such a quick knit that I reckon you could have several of these done before the end of summer.

Here’s what Sue has to say about her design :

Springtime cowl is a very quick and easy to knit textured cowl in 2 lengths. Each version has a slightly different pattern using a combination of linen st (which helps prevent the edges from curling) and garter ridges. It will make a very soft and squishy cowl which is perfect for snuggling into in Fall & Winter as well as Spring.

The bulky yarn I used is a single and is very soft – the way the ridges are worked highlights the changing colours of the yarn. One ball is needed for the standard version (about 8” deep x 24” around) and two for the longer one (about 9.5” x 53”). I’ve not specified a gauge as it’s a very flexible knit and really depends on the knitter’s preference.

short version

long version

Images courtesy of Sue Lazenby

Aren’t these great?

Even better Sue has very kindly made the pattern available for free on ravelry – you can find it here

Happy knitting.


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