Superduper by Lee Meredith


December 2013
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
3 stitches and 4.5 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 35 - 19.0 mm
100 - 125 yards (91 - 114 m)
one size
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This pattern is available for free.

A beyond-super-bulky cowl, wearable in different ways depending on how you twist it around you!

From the pattern:

When I was presented with the great opportunity to design an accessory in this Big Stitch yarn, I knew it would be a challenge, but I knew not to what extent. Two completely failed designs later, third time was a charm -- once I got the hang of it, I was able to put it to good use and make a crazy cozy piece that I’m pretty darn happy with! The yarn works up nicely in a 1x1 rib, which makes it 2-sided to give the piece wearable versatility, and the stretchy ribbing prevents the bulky fabric from feeling too dense or stiff.

Since this yarn is well beyond a standard super bulky weight (nope, that’s not a typo where it says 3 stitches per 4 inches!), I’ve been calling it a superduper bulky weight… I got kind of attached to that moniker, so it seemed like a fitting pattern name!

The pattern itself is very simple, but working with the broomstick-like needles and giant yarn, while fun, is a bit, well, unusual; so I gave the pattern a tangy rating for that reason alone. If you can manage the massive gauge knitting, it will only take a few hours to knit up this giant winter accessory, and it’s tons of fun to wear!