I have had all manners of ailments in the last couple weeks. Sore throat, lost voice, migraine, flu-like symptoms, terrible neck pain and now what seems like a nasty chest cold or bronchitis. I'm sure it's all related or at least working together to try and send me to an early grave. I was on my back most of last weekend, but I had a major hankering for an instant gratification project. Enter the Two-Hour Cowl.
We had a babysitter scheduled for Saturday "Date Afternoon," but the sushi-rolling class Scott had scheduled to surprise me with was unfortunately canceled. So what did we do? We went to Joann! I had a 60%-off coupon for one cut of fabric, so naturally I left with a couple balls of yarn instead. Go figure.
By Sunday afternoon, I had a fun, new accessory for the impending fall weather.
Here's what you'll need:
- Size US17 (12.75mm) 29"+ circular needle
- Two balls of Lion Brand Thick & Quick
Gauge isn't super important since the cowl is oversized and very stretchy.
And here's how to knit it:
- Holding the yarn double, CO 70 sts.
- Join to work in the round. Be careful not to twist your stitches. I didn't mark the beginning of my round; I simply used the tail as my marker.
- Work in K1/p1 ribbing until the cowl measures 8" tall. That will be about 18 rounds, and you will have used most of the yarn.
- BO loosely in pattern.
- Weave in ends.
It will measure about 40" around when done. I am wearing it doubled in the photos.