At the preview for Outlander I attended, I hadn’t really paid much attention to this cutout of Claire rocking a cowl.
However, since I have had a chance to watch the Outlander series, I have become obsessed with the knitting that is featured on the show. Claire, and the other women on the show, rock some of the best knits: chunky cowls, cozy shawls and some cool arm warmers which make me want to become a healer (or at least work up a pair of my own!).
I think the knits are like a character on the show; each accessory quietly making it’s presence known and making people like me ooh and ahh. There’s even a Buzzfeed article about the knits (which I helpfully linked here!) for people like me who can’t get enough of the looks.
I hit up Ravelry (good ole Ravelry!) for info about the patterns and, as expected, Ravelry delivered.
My first attempt at a cowl was not great. Too impatient to wait until I could get larger needles, I grabbed the largest knitting needles I had in my home, a pair of 19s and tried to make adjustments to my hand at a cozy cowl but I didn’t have the right materials for the job. I grabbed the largest needles I had at home, a size 19 (mm) and tried to adjust the this pattern I found on Polly Foo Foo.
I ran out of yarn and the cowl was just not stretchy enough.
I got a pair of size 50 needles from Michaels (use my affiliate link to get 40% Off Any One Regular Price Item!) and tried it again.
Working with size 50 needles is a bit of a workout! I used Bernat Mega Chunky which is so thick and ropey. I panicked when I felt like I was running out of yarn and frogged the project.
My third time is a charm!
So far the yarn is working up cozy and has a good feeling to it. I should be finished working this up this week and will post photos of the finished product on Instagram (I’m on there as “sayitrahshay“).
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