Leftovers Cowl by Wendy D. Johnson

Leftovers Cowl

February 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
7 stitches and 7.25 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
2600 - 2800 yards (2377 - 2560 m)
one size, with instructions for re-sizing
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This is the perfect project to use up those many small odds and ends of sock yarn you have collected over the years. Or a perfect excuse for buying multiple mini-skeins of fingering weight yarn!

This project is designed as a cowl, starting with a provisional cast-on and knit in the round so you can graft the beginning stitches to the end stitches to make a perfect tube. You could also make a scarf, binding off each end separately.

The cowl takes 1300 yards in Color A and 1300 yards in Color B. The cowl shown used 650 grams of left over sock and fingering weight wool and wool blend yarn in many, many different colors. You will also need waste yarn for the provisional cast-on. See the General Notes for a discussion of yarns and colors.

As worked, the cowl is 83” in circumference and 13.5” deep, byt it is very easy to resize it up or down -- the pattern includes info on how to do this

The pattern includes detailed notes and suggestions for mixing yarns and colors, as well as a list of resources for the techniques needed to make the cowl: provisional cast-on, and grafting stitches.