Friday, January 14, 2011

Designs eh?

I'm kinda beat when trying to design... When it's for girls, it ends up looking too masculine. When for boys, it looks way too feminine! I just don't understand anything.
So when I was saying hello to my father after he came home from work, he said it was too cold in the coke plant. (Not coca cola.) I was spinning some yarn, and I thought it was too boyish for something for me, so I saw my dad, getting warm by the fire, and I decided to make him a scarf!
A squishy scarf, a ribbed scarf, a brown scarf! It was all coming together PERFECTLY! (So... It had a few bits of pink, but whatever! Guys can wear pink too!)
I ended up not having enough yarn. So it turned out to be a cowl! Designs below!


Materials:
about 100 -150 yards of bulky yarn (I used super bulky)
Tapestry needle
Three one inch buttons
Size US 13 needles

Abbreviations:
st(s) = stitch(es)
CO = cast on
K = knit
P = purl
YO = yarn over

Directions:
 CO 14 sts and begin working in p2 k2 rib for however long you want it. (Make sure it is just a little bigger than you want it to be)

Button holes:
ROUND 1:  p2, k1, YO twice, k1, Repeat for whole row
ROUND 2: k2, p1 drop the yarn over, p1, repeat for whole row.

Begin working in rib fro about 5 or 10 rows, then bind off.
Sew buttons on so the cowl doesn't squeeze your neck.

Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. I've been looking for the perfect "rustic" cowl...don't like feminine stuff much - this is awesome! good job!

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