How Now Brown Cowl
(Errata at bottom)
I really like the way that this one ‘stands up’ on its own..Enjoy!!
Just as a little side goofyness about my ‘double’ meaning - in the name….it’s directions so it’s how, it’s free so it’s right now, and well it’s a brown cowl, along with the -?poem?- ‘how now brown cow’ that everyone knows. YEP I was feelin nutty and sharing feels good : )++
Overview: This cowl is knit with just one ball of yarn --for sz 8 circular 20 by 6.5” sample version shown. The main body is made up of five panels, that are edged on top and bottom (you can swap upside down or right side up). Bottom is a fancy eyelet wreath pattern with rows of garter stitch to prevent curling. Top has garter stitch topped by a crochet edging of picot point scallops- you can skip the crochet edging and do the intro knit pattern as the ‘outro’ pattern as well if you choose.
Yarn: I used one Ball of a chunky Louisa Harding wool-acrylic-linen blend yarn called Hulda in brown at 110 yds but you can use any chunky yarn you like. Use 2 balls if you want larger circumfernce (sz 9 circ) or taller height.
Needs: 12 - 16” long sz 8 or sz 9 circular needle,
(piece on sz 8 = 20” around/gauge 16 sts = 4’ in stockinette»on sz 9 = about 21-22” /gauge around 15 sts = 4”)
sz G crochet hook
stitch marker (M)
Knowledge: Long tail CO -or other CO, Knit, Knit thru back loop, Purl, yarn over, slip stitch and pass slip stitch over (sl. st. /psso), BO
Basic crochet (optional-can use knitted intro as both ends) chain, single crochet (sc), slip st.
If you do not knit but want to keep the look of the sample, there is a lovely knitted edging posted in the projects page (tab above)for this pattern- karendidit’s Red Castle Cowl - which gives a great knitted version’s directions.
---------------------------------------------------------------------2/25/12 oh no another error brought to my attention today- banging head on keyboard!.. On the crochet edging directions: the first dark dot of the line directions for the crochet edge should be the first repeat star (my word program uses stars as a shortcut for bulletpointing) and I didn’t notice this when I posted, my apologies!! ALSO in the ++picot scallop directions there should be one more sc (a 4th) at the end of the line as follows:
++Picot scallop= ALL into st directed: sc, chain 2, sc, chain 2, sc, chain 2, sc
In PDF downloads as of today this error has been fixed.