Right Before Christmas Cowl
We may enjoy knits that are long, meandering walks, but every now and then we find ourselves in a sprint to the finish line!
If you’re in a too-many-gifts-not-enough-time situation, our Right Before Christmas Cowl is one heck of a sprinter… And a wonderful gift, too!
In classic double seed stitch, this cowl looks remarkably woven, like a willow basket but a whole lot softer! A couple of knit-stitch columns in the back allow for neat decreases and a cozy fit.
The softness, the beauty, and the speed are owing to our gorgeous Gentle Giant! One hundred percent merino wool, this gently spun single-ply yarn knits up in a snap on US 19 needles. You just need two skeins and hardly any time at all!
Designed for Purl Soho by Jake Canton.
- 2 skeins of Purl Soho’s Gentle Giant, 100% merino wool. Each skein is approximately 48 yards/125 grams; approximately 79 yards required. We used the color Periwinkle Blue.
- US 19 (15/16 mm), 24-inch circular needles
- A stitch marker
5¼ stitches and 8¾ rounds = 4 inches in stitch pattern
7 stitches and 9 rounds = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
- Finished Circumference At Bottom: 30½ inches
- Finished Circumference At Top: 26 inches
- Finished Height: 10 inches
This pattern works over an even number of stitches.
Cast on 40 stitches. We used a basic Long Tail Cast On.
Place marker and join for working in the round, being careful not to twist the stitches.
Set-Up Round: *K1, p1, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, k2.
Rounds 1 and 2: K2, *p1, k1, repeat from * to end of round.
Rounds 3 and 4: *K1, p1, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, k2.
Round 5: K2, *p1, k1, repeat from * to end of round.
Repeat Rounds 1-6 two more times. [34 stitches remaining]
Next Round: K2, *p1, k1, repeat from * to end of round.
Bind-Off Round: K2, pass first stitch over, *p1, pass first stitch over, k1, pass first stitch over, repeat from * to end of round. Cut yarn and pull through remaining stitch.
Weave in ends and steam block.