Wednesday, November 5, 2008

EDI Cowl

(EDI for "Everyone's Doing It", of course)

I've been seeing cowls like this on etsy for a while now, and they look cozy and kind of neat... so I made one (though I opted for kettle dyed merino instead of what appears to be Lion Brand Thick & Quick...but like I've said, I'm a snob). Versatile, too. And since I haven't seen a pattern for these yet, I thought I'd toss one out, even though it's pretty darn amazingly crazy easy :-)

You need:

-2 skeins of Malabrigo Chunky Merino (or another bulky yarn, but I recommend shelling for the Malabrigo. Sooo worth it)
-Size 15 needles, either straights or circs to work back and forth on
-Waste yarn for a provisional cast on, if you want to do one. (I am not going to go over provisional cast ons here. Google it, you'll find plenty of stuff. But if you want, you can also do a normal cast on, and then bind off at the end and seam the darn thing.)

Gauge is...not really a big deal.

Provisionally cast on on 46 stitches (or however many you need to get about 17 inches... more or less, if you want.)

Work in garter stitch until the thing is long enough to stretch around your shoulders, but not much longer.

Put the cast on row on another needle (doesn't have to be another 15 if you don't have it, but you can really just use the other needle you've been working with, or the other end of your circ) and graft the last row to the first row using kitchener stitch (again, if you don't know how to do kitchener, just run it through Google. There are videos a plenty to help :-) )

Et voila! The easiest darn thing ever, but it's cute and oh-so-cuddly. I was planning on selling it but I'm pretty sure I can't part with it, so oh well. Heh.

Ravel It!

Also, here's a squirrel with an apple in it's mouth! Yay fall!!

(the fine print: Your use of this pattern constitutes your agreement to use this pattern only for personal, non-profit use without specific written permission from the designer (just email me!) Items made from this pattern may not be sold without permission, nor may the pattern itself be copied, sold, or distributed in any way. You may print one copy for personal use. Please do not reproduce the text of this document on other sites- just post a link :-) Thanks guys!)

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  1. I love this! I hope you don't mind, I'm going to post a link from my blog. Then later, I'm thinking a stash dive might be in order. :)

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Cute cowl! But just FYI, you've a grammatical goof in the post:

    "Also, here's a squirrel with an apple in it's mouth! Yay fall!!"

    No apostrophe needed for the possessive form of "it." With the apostrophe, "it's" means "it is."

  3. They're both adorable!

    I'm taking the cowl home with me.

    A great gift idea, too.

  4. don't you hate it when people act like blogging is english class? nerds. joke. cute cowl.

  5. I've always disagreed with that rule. It's not fair to "it" to take away the apostrophe it so rightfully deserves, just because SOME people might get confused if the exact same word is used in two different contexts. Pfffft!!

    (Plus I use things like "John's" as in "John's going to the store, do you want to go with him?" so it's only fair.)

  6. Squirrel is AWESOME!!! cute cowl. i swore id never make one, but i just might have to now :P

  7. Just what I need, because the cowls I have made are too loose at the neck and that is where the windy city wind sneaks in. I mut try this!

    Thanks for the pattern.

  8. Such a yummy pattern! I shelled out for the Malabrigo right away. :>)

    And I stand up for English nerds everywhere, being one myself. ;>D

    Happy squirrel, happy grammar, happy cowl, everyones! :>D

  9. your images are not loading!! Help?

  10. They are working fine on my end- maybe flickr had a hiccup?

  11. LURVE it!!!! The 1st time I actually want to do a cowl! And it is in my beloved Malabrigo yarn! I am SO on it!!

  12. This is excellent! My mom literally just called me from Montreal, I'm in seattle, telling me she's sending me yarn and that I had to go onto Ravelry to find this pattern to make it with! it's beautiful!!

  13. I really love your cowl, thank you for the instructions.

  14. i love this cowl! i'm teaching a group of girls how to knit and we're going to use this pattern as one of our first projects, if you don't mind! you rock! :) thanks so much for sharing your knitting genius!


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