My children love Lego. I always like a simple toy like Lego so much better than the noisy electric toys with many buttons. Lego brings out your creativity.
This cowl is designed to encourage you to be creative like building with Lego blocks. Play with the colors and the size of the blocks. You build your own cowl with the blocks created by your needles.
Achieving the perfect size for a single round cowl is always difficult as I like it snuggly around my neck. Waffle texture and elastic edges will provide flexibility when worn. A snuggly Lego Cowl will block the wind for you.
Skills required: K, P, German Twisted Cast On
(DK - adult size)
MC: 64g of Tosh DK used, CC: only for CO and BO
Finished size (spray blocked): 9” high x 16” circumference (23cm x 41cm) when not stretched
Needle: Size US 6 (4.0 mm)
Gauge (knitted in round): 11 sts and 18 rounds = 2”/5cm in Stockinette st.
(Worsted - kids size)
MC: 47g of Tosh 80/10/10 Worsted MCN used, CC: only for CO and BO
Finished size (spray blocked): 6 1/2” high x 14” circumference (16.5cm x 35.5cm) when not stretched
Needle: Size US 8 (5.0mm)
Gauge (knitted in round): 9 sts and 15 rounds = 2”/5cm in Stockinette st.
This cowl can be knit in many variations. Please visit Lego Cowl Test Knit Tread to see many possible variations. Please refer the colorwork and variation work sheets (Variation - Ver. 3.1 Released on Sept 19, 2014) as well as the helpful links below if you are interested.
Useful links for variations:
- Intarsia knitting in the round with w&t
- Intarsia knitting in the round with YO
- Fair Isle/Stranded knitting - video and written instruction
- Duplicate Stitch - The Purl Bee, WikiHow
Please visit Being Connected with HOKARI MINORU (www.hokariminoru.org) to meet Mino.