During the colder months, the process of creating toasty knitwear can be as cozy as the knitwear itself. One of my favorite things in the fall and the winter is to sit down in front of a roaring fire and knit or crochet.
This cowl, with its bulky yarn, knits up quickly in just one or two evenings, and it only requires the most basic of knitting loom stitches: knit and purl. The zig-zaggy chevron texture is achieved through judiciously-placed purl stitches among the knit stitches.
The project is worked on a Martha Stewart knitting loom, which allows you to customize the peg configuration with different colors – this makes it easier to keep track of the stitch pattern – although a savvy loomer could substitute a loom of similar gauge.
Put your feet up in front of the fire, pour yourself a cup of tea, and knit up this cozy neckwarmer. You’ll be wearing it outside against the elements within a day or two!
None! This project is suitable for beginners.
Note: if you purchase the “just the pattern” version, there will be no tutorial, and therefore you will need to know how to e-wrap cast-on, knit, purl, and basic bind-off.
Topics Covered (Photo Tutorial version only)
More than just a simple knitting loom pattern, this ebook is like a mini-class. Each topic includes step-by-step instructions and photos where appropriate.
You will learn:
- e-wrap cast-on
- knit stitch
- purl stitch
- basic bind off
- the chevron cowl pattern
- Adjusting the pattern if your knitting gauge is different
- Blocking the cowl
- Links to resources to help you learn more
Tools and Materials
- 100 yards of bulky weight yarn, such as Patons Classic Wool Bulky
- Martha Stewart Crafts Knit and Weave Loom Kit or other large-gauge loom with at least 74 pegs
- yarn needle