Squish Monster Cowl of Awesomeness by Liz Abinante
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Squish Monster Cowl of Awesomeness

July 2011
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
10 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches
in seed stitch
US 17 - 12.75 mm
85 - 90 yards (78 - 82 m)
5.25"/13cm wide, 48"/122cm circumference

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I like cowls, and I really like seed stitch. About 2 years ago I bought one of those enormous infinity cowls. Itโ€™s made out of fine jersey knit fabric and layers on itself really nicely. Itโ€™s not all that warm, but itโ€™s really versatile and goes with everything. Since then, Iโ€™ve been a bit obsessed with infinity cowls. I donโ€™t really like wee cowls, but I love long ones that can be doubled up.

I knit this cowl on a flight from Chicago to Denver in approximately 2 hours. Itโ€™s fantastically fast, and itโ€™s also super warm. Itโ€™s one instance when bulky yarn does exactly what it should: keeps you warm without making you look like a linebacker.

Sure, I could have knit this cowl in the round. But honestly, who wants to deal with a hugely long US 17 circular needle? Itโ€™s already so large as to be unmanageable. Plus, knit flat, you can swap out any yarn you want and itโ€™s a lot easier to adjust the circumference.

The Squish Monster Cowl of Awesomeness is knit entirely in seed stitch, making it 100% reversible. Thereโ€™s nothing better than a reversible infinity cowl if you ask me.

So hereโ€™s a freebie pattern. This is one of my favorite things to gift and knit. Everyone Iโ€™ve shown it to oohs and ahhs over it. If you canโ€™t grab super bulky yarn, knock this out with some scraps held double or triple. Itโ€™s a super quick knit and ideal for gifting. Enjoy!