It was –4 degrees out, I had a day off and was just trying to stay warm. This was a perfect knitting day. I was on Ravelry looking around for a fast project, and found this Dropped Stitch Cowl. Pretty pattern, I was off to my stash to see if I had a bulky yarn to use. I found a super bulky yarn from Brown Sheep that I had never used. Got my needles and turned on Netflix and started knitting.
Pattern available on Ravelry thanks to Abi Gregorio!
I did modify the pattern, I wanted it to be larger at the bottom so It would lay on top of my coat.
On the 3rd and 4th repeat of the pattern on row 2 I increased 5 stitches evenly all around, this allowed my cowl to lay nicely on top of a coat.
I would like to make another one with the recommended yarn and pattern to see how it falls.
Pattern only took 1 skein of the Super Bulky Yarn which was approx. 125 yds. I used a #13 size needle.
Photos taken down by the river on a cold day! Burrrr, love this cowl it is super warm, I made it from 100% Wool and the Super Bulky makes it super warm. I was able to put it on the next morning, and drive to work on the icy roads and stay warm!
Barge with coal on the Ohio in January