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Last-Minute Cowls

Last-Minute Cowls

"Right. Now."

Right on trend, these Last-Minute Cowls can be knit up before you can say, “I couldn’t possibly finish a gift in time.” Using US 17 (12mm) needles and some of our favorite super-chunky-weight and bulky-weight wools, the results are gorgeous. Not to mention incredibly warm. Knit one to give, give one to knit, or treat yourself! Our updated free pattern now includes mistake rib in addition to seed stitch and 2x2 rib. For the men in your life to wear (or make!), we’ve also got a handsome Last-Minute Muffler pattern.

We've made single-strand versions using our favorite super-chunky yarns, and double-stranded versions using bulky yarns, like Rowan Cocoon. These yarns are lofty, soft, easy to knit and give great stitch definition. They’re unbelievably snuggly, and the chunkiness of the yarn makes these simple stitch patterns really pop!

Cowls from left to right: Rowan Cocoon held double in color Amber in the seed stitch pattern; Rowan Cocoon double stranded in two different colors (Crag/Tundra) for luscious marling; Rowan Cocoon held double in color Moon in the mistake-rib stitch pattern.

FINISHED SIZE
Approx. 24–32"/60–80cm around x 10–15"/25–/37.5cm deep: Our sample in seed stitch measured 32"/80cm around x 10"/25cm deep; Our sample in K2, P2 rib measured 24"/60cm around x 15"/37.5cm deep.

YARN
Approx. 126 yds/115m of a super-chunky-weight yarn held single (one 75–90 yd/69–82m skein will yield approx. 7–8"/18–20cm of depth).
OR approx. 252 yds/230m of a bulky-weight yarn held double throughout.
OR approx. 160 yds/146m each of three worsted-weight yarns held triple.

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 17 (12mm) 24"/60cm circular needles, or size to obtain gauge.
One stitch marker (large enough to fit on needle).
Darning needle to finish.

GAUGE
Approx. 7.5-9.5 sts = 4"/10cm, blocked, depending on stitch pattern and yarn. Note: Just get close.

See the "Basic Details" tab for size, yarn, needle, and gauge information.


GLOSSARY: K = knit; P = purl; St(s) = stitch(es).


Seed-stitch version: Using cable cast-on method, cast on 59 sts. Join in the round, being careful not to twist. Place marker to denote beginning of round.
Round 1: (K1, P1) to last st, K1.
Round 2: (P1, K1) to last st, P1.
Repeat Rounds 1 and 2 until desired depth and you have just enough yarn left to bind off.

K2/P2-ribbed version: Using cable cast-on method, cast on 60 sts. Join in the round, being careful not to twist. Place marker to denote beginning of round.
Round 1: (K2, P2) to end of round.
Repeat Round 1 until desired depth and you have just enough yarn left to bind off.

Mistake-rib version: Using cable cast-on method, cast on 60 sts. Do not join; work one row flat as follows: K1, P2, (K2, P2) to last st, end K1. Place locking marker onto needle and join in the round, being careful not to twist. Continue in mistake rib as follows: Round 1: (K2, P2) around.
Round 2: K1, P2, (K2, P2) to last st, end K1.
Repeat Rounds 1 and 2 until desired depth and you have just enough yarn left to bind off.

Finishing: Bind off loosely in pattern for seed-stitch version, more firmly for ribbed versions. Weave in ends on wrong side. Damp-, wet- or steam-block, as needed. Or as time allows!

Download printable "Last-Minute Cowls" pdf pattern.

Knitter's Pride US 17 (12mm) 24" circular needles.

kpride-us17-24in
   

$13.75


28 in stock.

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