I knitted this cowl for my sister for Christmas. It was very easy to knit and came together pretty quickly.
I found the pattern, designed by Jen Geigley, on Ravelry. She calls is the GAP-Tastic Cowl, but I thought it more appropriate to call it the Windy City Cowl because my sister lives in Chicago. If you're not familiar with Chicago winters, they can be brutal. A thick, warm cowl like this really comes in handy!
I really like how the seed stitch turned out. I've never knitted with seed stitch before and it took me a few rows to get into a rhythm. After that though, it went really quickly.
One note about the pattern - it calls for a US 13 (9mm) 24" circular needle. I used a 13, but with a length of 34". I'm not sure how it would work on a 24" - it seems like it would be really tight.
The yarn I used is Wool Ease Thick & Quick from Lion Brand. A bulky weight yarn, that is easy to knit with.
I didn't make the cowl as wide as the pattern calls for. The pattern says 15", but I think I knitted until it was closer to 12". I thought 15" might be just a little too wide.
I was in Chicago last weekend to visit my sister and celebrate my birthday. I planned on taking a few pictures of the cowl for the blog, but completely forgot. My sister did wear it one day, so here's a shot of it in action:
The picture above was taken on my birthday....my 35th. Is is just me, or does 35 sound waaaaay older than 34?
We had a great time together. Did some shopping, watched our MSU Spartans beat Ohio State, and enjoyed cocktails and a delicious dinner.
Here's my sister & I with our Mom, taken after my birthday dinner:
If you are looking for an easy knit, try this cowl - you'll like it!