Knitting for Mother Earth Cowl by Joanne Seiff

Knitting for Mother Earth Cowl

March 2015
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
10 stitches = 4 inches
US 15 - 10.0 mm
186 yards (170 m)
One size: Ameasures 7"/18cm wide; Circumference is approximately 65"/165cm
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Introducing the second in a new pattern line….one that comes with a story attached! The new Yarn Spinner Story + Pattern line allows readers who knit (or knitters who read) two pleasures at once. Enjoy a piece of short fiction, accompanied by a pattern that stands on its own. This downloadable luxury offers a sweet combination for thinking knitters, particularly ones using a tablet or smartphone.

Can knitting connect women across commuter trains, generations and avert a terror attack?

Knitting for Mother Earth, the second story in the series, catches a young woman on her daily commuter train to New York. She follows her gut, alerting a fellow passenger to what seems dangerous…and, to get beyond the experience, builds a strong bond through knitting.

This story pairs with a design for an enormous cowl to get lost in. Prepare for some sumptuous knitting with super bulky luxury yarn.
For safety reasons, Officer Anne McGeehee, aka Mother Earth, can’t wear a cowl in her line of work. (Secretly, she’s always wanted to knit one.) After averting disaster on a commuter train, Anne and a new young friend bond over knitting. Indulging her urge to try out super bulky hand-dyed Merino and big needles, Anne makes the cowl style everyone’s wearing on the commuter trains as a gift for her young friend. Newly relocated to New England and its cold, snowy winters, she’ll need it.

This luxurious, large, reversible cowl pairs style and function. Snuggle right in, wrap it twice or even three times around your neck, look good, and stay warm. Better yet, it’s a fast project in the round on size 15 (10mm) needles at 2.5 stitches per inch, using approximately 186 yards/170 meters of super bulky yarn (or more for an even bigger cowl). It’s a great opportunity to try out a textured pattern. This is ideal for an advanced beginner; you’ll grow through following the stitch pattern, but it’s nothing more than knits and purls.

Size & Finished Measurements:
One size fits all
Cowl measures 7”/18cm wide (or desired length)
Circumference is approximately 65”/165cm

10 sts = 4” (10cm) with size 15 (10mm) circular needles, or size to get gauge.

Yarn Amount:

Approximately 186 yards/170 meters of super bulky yarn that knits to gauge. For a cowl wider than 7”/18cm, you’ll need more yarn.

Sample Used:
2 skeins Manos del Uruguay Franca, 100% superwash merino, 114 yards (105m)/5.3oz (150g) per skein, color 14 Esmeralda

Notions Required:
Stitch marker
Tape measure or ruler
Tapestry needle with large eye