Pom-Pom Sparkle Cowl
Pom-Pom Sparkle Cowl
For a new twist on our Last-Minute Cowl, we tied it around the middle with a drawstring then added pom-poms and some sparkle! Whether you tie the drawstring or not, the bouncing pom-poms will shimmer! Knit in the round on nice big needles (US 13), this cowl is made quick and cushy by holding three strands together throughout—two strands of Katia Cotton Merino along with a festive, glimmering strand of Filatura di Crosa Night. Generously sized, this cowl styles beautifully atop your finest sweater or coat—a celebration of sparkle and warmth!
Click on "The Free Pattern" tab to see the cowl pattern. Then pick a charming colorway below and get knitting. Each colorway contains 4 skeins of Katia Cotton Merino and 1 skein of Filatura di Crosa Night.
Approx. 28"/71cm around x 12"/31cm deep.
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 13 (9mm) 24" circular needle, or size to get gauge.
1 stitch marker for cowl.
Pom pom maker (2½"/65mm).
Darning needle to finish.
10 sts = 4"/10cm in pattern with two strands Cotton Merino AND one strand Night held together throughout.
See the "Basic Details" tab for size, yarn, needle, and gauge information.
GLOSSARY: K = knit; P = purl; St(s) = stitch(es).
Make the pom-poms and drawstring first, so you won’t have to worry about saving enough yarn for them at the end.
Drawstring & Pom-poms:
Twisted cord drawstring: Cut 2 strands of Cotton Merino and 1 strand of Night each 4 yds/4m long. Holding all 3 strands together, tie one end around a stable object (e.g. door knob, chair back). Tie the other end and loop it around your the tip of your finger or a pencil. Twist until the cord is twisted very hard—the loop around your finger should get tight! Fold the twisted cord in half; allow it to twist back on itself. Untie the secured end. Knot it about 1"/2.5cm from the end.
Pom-poms: Using 2 strands of Cotton Merino and 1 of Night, make two pom-poms, 2½−3"/ 6.5−7.5cm in diameter, following directions on pom-pom maker.
Now you’re ready to start knitting!
Cast on: Holding together two strands of Cotton Merino and one strand of Night, using cable cast-on method, cast on 84 sts. Join in the round, being careful not to twist. Place marker to denote beginning of round. Note: Hold these three strands together throughout.
Round 1: *K2, P2*; repeat between * * to end of round.
Repeat Round 1 until piece measures approx. 12"/31cm from cast-on edge, or desired depth and you have enough yarn left to bind off.
Finishing: Bind off loosely in pattern. Weave in ends on wrong side. Damp-, wet- or steam-block, as desired (do not let hot iron touch metallic fiber). Find the mid-point between cast-on and bound-off edges. Using a large darning needle, crochet hook or bodkin, thread drawstring horizontally along mid-point, going under the knit sts and over the purl sts, being careful to stay in the same row. Leave a gap of 4 sts between the ends of the drawstring.
Attach one pom-pom securely to each end of the drawstring, adjusting length as desired.
Try it on and shake those pom-poms!
COLOR: Light Grey-Silver.
COLOR: Light Rose-Silver.
COLOR: Light Beige-Gold.
Pom-Pom Maker - Large (2½" & 3⅜" / 65mm & 85mm)
Clover US 13 (9mm) 24" circular needles.