(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 :-)
-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.
Also, here's a squirrel with an apple in it's mouth! Yay fall!!
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