Sunday, February 5, 2017

Christmas Cowls


Christmas 2016 was the year of the cowl. My eldest niece Taryn, a budding fashionista, requested a red knit cowl and, once I make one cowl, momentum took hold and I made all the nieces their own cowl.

I even made my mom a cowl (Pictured below). I liked Taryn's red cowl so much that I made one for myself. I didn't write detailed patterns for the scarves, but I have included my notes below for reference.


Red Cowl for Taryn
Yarn used: Bernat Satin Yarn in Crimson
I used the yarn doubled (two strands worked as one) with size 10.5 circular needles.
I cast on 61 stitches and knit in seed stitch until the cowl was ~8 inches tall and cast off.
 I would have made it an inch or two taller, but, alas, I ran out of yarn.


Teal Cowl for Carleigh
Yarn used: Deborah Norville Everyday Soft Worsted Solid Yarn in Peacock
I used the yarn doubled (two strands worked as one) with size 10.5 circular needles.
I cast on 66 stitches and knit in seed stitch until the cowl was ~9-10 inches tall and cast off.

Plum Cowl for Audra
Yarn used: I can't remember exact brand. Similar weight to the Bernat Satin.
I didn't take any notes on this one, I am guessing it was the same as the red cowl.

Bulky Blue Cowl for Quinn
Yarn used: Loops and Threads Charisma yarn in Electric blue
Cast on 61 stitches with size 10.5 needles.
Knit in seed stitch until ~9-10 inches tall and cast off.

Mustard yellow Cowl for Meleah (and I made one for my sister Holly too!)
Yarn used: Caron one pound yarn in Sunflower
Cast on 51 stitches with size 11 needles (yarn doubled, two strands worked as one)
Knit in seed stitch until ~9-10 inches tall and cast off.

Orange cowl for Lyza
Yarn used: I think Red Heart Super Saver in Carrot...
Directions: same as Mustard cowl for Meleah


Light turquoise yarn for Mombo (aka, my mother)
This was a super fine acrylic yarn from a local yarn store. I used the yarn doubled and smaller needles. I forgot to take notes on this one...


Mustard scarf made to support Iowa Hawkeyes in Rose Bowl in 2016
Wanted to include some notes on this cowl I made in January 2016 to support the Iowa Hawkeyes during their Rose Bowl game (too bad they got trounced by Stanford...). I used the yarn doubled and size 15 needles. I can't remember how may stitches, but made it so it could be worn open or wrapped around once. This one was a super quick knit that only took ~2-3 hours.

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