Claudia’s Bulky Cowl
I designed Claudia’s Bulky Cowl for my Niece Claudia.
She recently headed off to college in the great state of Michigan and my number one goal was to keep her head and neck warm. Both the bulky hat and cowl were the end result.
During the winter months, Claudia’s heavy class schedule requires her to walk from one building to the next in some pretty harsh weather. I wanted to design something not only warm but in colors she loves. Claudia prefers shades of grey and black so, the end result must be both classic and warm. If you would like to find out how I located the fabulous yarn I ended up choosing click here… Claudia’s Bulky Slouchy Hat.
Each day of class Claudia grabs her hat, tucks her long hair up and heads out the front doors of the dorm but, not until she wraps the matching cowl around her neck. It warms my heart to know I contributed to a slice of her college years keeping her warm and loved as she heads off into her future.
Materials I used:
Jarbo/Duo; 100% Acrylic. 343yrds/200g. Color: #41012 – 2 skeins.
Cascade Yarns/Sateen; 100% Acrylic. 300.7yds/100g. Color: #04/Black – 2 skeins.
2 Size US11 (8mm) 24″ (60cm) circular needles; or size needed to get gauge.
Scrap yarn for provisional CO.
14sts and 13 rows = 4″ (10cm) in k1, p1 rib holding both strands of
yarn together slightly stretched.
♦♦Pattern notes: The 24″ circular needle is used to comfortably hold the stitches however, you will be working straight (not in rounds).
Both strands of yarn will be held together throughout.
Links to video tutorials, Kitchener Stitch & provisional cast-on, are provided as well.