Yeah, you read that right. I'm a-talkin' about a Chunky. Knit. Cowl. But just typing 'Chunky Knit Cowl' seemed so boring. I just had to change it up for y'all...it was either that or call it the 'Phat Knit Cowl'...umm, yeah I think I'll stick with the first one.
I don't think I've ever posted a tutorial on here for a knit, have I? I'm no knitting supah-stah so that is probably why. I love to knit, it's fun, mindless and is a helpful fix for idle hands but a complex pattern maker I am not.
This Chunky (*ahem* Phat) Knit Cowl pattern is super simple and I am being oh-so serious here, totally a great project for the beginner knitter. All you need is the most basic of all stitches, the knit stitch, under your belt along with a pair of circular knitting needles and in 2 hours or less you will have one of these chunky little babies around your neck keeping you all warm and cozy.
Here are a few views of these lovelies being worn so you can see the fit...
Please ignore the hair, no longer with any form of a style, hopefully I can squeeze in a hair cut this week, and let's not even go there about the lack of make-up...we're just keeping it real here folks!
This cowl was done with Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Butterscotch.
And this little number was done with Sensations Sumptuous in Teal.
I don't know about you about I am totally digging this color blue these days...so spring-like (Yes please! Be here soon)
You can see that these cowls are really nice and thick ones...I just love that about them.
Chunky Knit Cowl
1 ball of Wool-Ease or Other chunky yarn
Size 17 circular knitting needles
stitch marker, safety pin or twisty tie
Cast on 45 stitches
Knit all stitches for 26 rows, making sure to move your marker at the beginning of each row.
Bind off loosely
Weave in your tail at the beginning and the end.
You could block this cowl if you'd like but I didn't as I like the more curled top and bottom...it just adds to the awesomeness of this cowl for me. Also, if you want this cowl to be longer so that it can go over your head like a hood then add another 20-30 more rows before you bind off. I stopped at 26 cause I really liked the feel of it when I tried it on.
Just in case you have never seen them before, here is what circular knitting needles look like. They are just two knitting needles, only shorter than normal, that are connected via a really thick fishing line.
You always need some type of stitch marker when knitting with circular needles too. Otherwise once you get going you will have no clue where one row ends and the next row begins...and that's just bad news folks.
And here is a peek at two labels from the yarn I used...in case you were curious :-)
Ahhh, me likey cowls....droooooool!
Did you see that Ashley from Make It and Love It is doing a 'Learn to Knit' Series?
Super-dee-duper...check it out if you are wanting to learn, it just started but you can easily catch up!