Last Minute Cowl Using Brooklyn Tweed Quarry
It’s not just a name—the Last-Minute Cowl will knit up right quick! Use large needles, a super-chunky-weight yarn (or a chunky-weight held double), and choose a stitch from the free pattern—seed stitch or two-by-two rib. The results are nearly instantaneous—and incredibly warm! Knit one to give, give one to knit, or treat yourself.
We’ve doubled Brooklyn Tweed Quarry—a chunky-weight yarn spun from 100% Targhee Columbia wool—in two versions of our Last-Minute Cowl. In one, we marled two colors of Quarry together in two-by-two ribbing for a cowl with fantastic, stand-up structure. In the other, we picked one color for a dense, squishy seed stitch version. Light, lofty, yet wonderfully insulating, roving-inspired Quarry shines in both!
Seed-Stitch version: Approx. 24"/61cm circumference x 9"/23cm deep.
K2/P2 Ribbed version: Approx. 28"/71cm circumference x 12"/30cm deep.
Seed-Stitch version: 1 skein Brooklyn Tweed Quarry (200 yds/183m each) held doubled throughout; or approx. 200 yds/183m of an equivalent chunky-weight yarn held doubled.
Shown in color Citrine.
K2/P2 Ribbed version: 1 skein each of 2 colors Brooklyn Tweed Quarry (200 yds/183m each) held together throughout; or approx. 175 yds/160m each of 2 colors of an equivalent chunky-weight yarn held together.
Shown in colors Fossil and Slate.
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 17 (12mm) 24"/60cm circular needle, or size to obtain gauge.
Large stitch marker.
Darning needle to finish.
Approx 8 sts = 4"/10cm, blocked, depending on stitch pattern and yarn.
Note: Just get close.
The Free Pattern
See the "Basic Details" tab for size, yarn, needle, and gauge information.
K = knit; P = purl; St(s) = stitch(es).
Holding yarn doubled and using cable cast-on method, cast on 49 sts. Do not join in the round yet.
Set-up round: *P1, K1*; repeat between * * to last st, P1. Join in the round, being careful not to twist. Place marker to denote beginning of round.
Round 1: *K1, P1*; repeat between * * to last st, K1.
Round 2: *P1, K1*; repeat between * * to last st, P1.
Repeat Rounds 1 and 2 until cowl measures 9"/23cm, or desired depth, from cast-on and you have just enough yarn left to bind off. Proceed to ‘finishing’ below.
K2/P2 ribbed version:
Holding one strand of each color together and using cable cast-on method, cast on 60 sts.
Do not join in the round yet.
Set-up round: *K2, P2*; repeat between * * to end. Join in the round, being careful not to twist. Place marker to denote beginning of round.
Round 1: *K2, P2*; repeat between * * to end of round.
Repeat Round 1 until cowl measures 12"/31cm, or desired depth, from cast-on and you have just enough yarn left to bind off. Proceed to ‘finishing’ below.
Bind off loosely in pattern for seed-stitch version, more firmly for K2/P2 ribbed version.Weave in ends on wrong side. Damp-, wet- or steam-block, as needed. Or as time allows!
Free Last Minute Cowl pattern (Download).
NEW COLOR: Fossil.