Ha! And indeed ha. OK, joke finished. This project was made because I had only 1 skein of gorgeous Manos del Uruguay Maxima yarn in the luscious deep colours from under the sea. I wanted to be able to feel the soft texture of this yarn on my skin, so I dusted off my circular knitting needles and got to work on this sumptuous neckwarmer. It’s been a while since I knit anything, so this was perfect to get me back into it – simple stockinette knit in the round, so I could do it while watching telly or chatting with friends.
The pattern is a variation on Joelle Hoverson’s Pashmina Cowl from Last Minute Knitted Gifts, but I made some alterations to suit my yarn and tastes. I didn’t want the top edge to roll down like Joelle’s, so I replaced this with a few rows of K2 P2 basketweave to make a flat edge that stands up.
Here’s my variation…. cast on and knit away!
Easy 1 skein cowl pattern:
Exactly 1 skein Manos del Uruguay Maxima (and I do mean exactly… be careful if you knit loosely!)
5mm circular knitting needles – 59cm or shorter
17.5 stitches in stockinette = 10cm
Aprox 30cm diameter x 33cm total length
- Cast on 96 stitches (or any multiple of 4 to get desired diameter).
- Knit 5 rounds, then purl 1 round.
- Knit in rounds until the length is 26 cm from the purl row.
- P2 K2 for 3 rounds.
- Now K2 P2 (purl the knits and knit the purls from the previous round).
- Do another round of K2 P2.
- Bind off in pattern.