Don’t you love it when a yarn does half the work for you? Self-striping Major makes this knitting project super colorful.
This collar cowl is perfect as an extra layer just beneath your coat during blustery winter days. The cowl is worked in the round from the bottom-up with shaping intended to perfectly hug the neck and shoulders. The result is an especially warm accessory.
Worked in bulky-weight Major, this cowl is also a quick knit. Since one skein is enough for two cowls, why not make one for yourself and another as a gift for someone special?
We hope you have a fantastic weekend. Happy knitting!
The body is knitted as a big rectangle, using intarsia for the color changes. Seam together the edges of the color blocks to create armholes. Easy work that’s good for knitting while chatting, but those color changes help keep things from getting dull.
This would be a great top to personalize with your own color choices. Black and blue? Peaches and cream? The sky’s the limit.
Fugu is the Japanese word for pufferfish. One minute it’s sleek and streamlined…
The next minute is’s quite a bit bulkier!
So it is with Bamboo Bloom Handpaints, transitioning from smooth and silky to fluffy puffs and back again. And given the cool blue ocean tones of this color, we thought it was appropriate.
When I got my hands on this, my immediate thought was, “this would make a beautiful Hanasaku Cowl.” It led to a lot of joy, sorting through our stock of Poems to see what would pair well. In the end it came down to two choices.
There’s actually not much hidden about today’s pattern. There is, however, a lot to treasure. This poncho uses self-striping Major, which comes in ginormous 200g balls. Here’s a picture – Amy Gunderson for scale.
This yarn is a favorite because it’s easy to get a substantial project out of very few balls. Today’s design, for instance, calls for just three.
On size 10½ (6.5mm) needles, make two rectangles, then seam at the shoulders. Pick up and knit around for the ribbed collar, and you’re done. The stitch pattern is both written and charted, and doesn’t require a cable needle.