Off the Needles: The Oz Cowl

yaRRns By Mar 03, 2015 6 Comments

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Despite the calendar being changed over to March, the weather continues to behave as if it’s January. This gives me an excuse to continue using Lion Brand Yarn’s Thick and Quick which works up, well, so quickly! 

 Last week The Bee participated in her school’s productuons of The Wizard of Oz and while I watched the play and I whipped up a cowl. (Can we just have a chat about me completing a cowl in about 2 hours?! Talk about skills leveling up!) 

 I was really looking to make a hat (because HAT) but the pattern I found from Lion Brand called for double pointed needles and I thought that I would lose my way stitching in the dark auditorium. This pattern from Knitting with Schnapps also caught my eye but I am not as comfortable making cables and thought I should wait until I could concentrate a bit more.

I decided to play around with knit and purl and came up with a cozy cowl which reminded me of Dorothy’s Slippers and when you’re over the Rainbow… 

To create your own OZ Cowl

Using the long tail method, cast on 46 connecting the stitches to form a ring and work in the round.

 Row 1: Knit four rows

Row 2: Purl 2 rows 

 Repeat Rows 1 and 2 four more times 

Last row: Knit for 3 rows and then bind off (I still love the Icelandic bind which is a bit more stretchy and offers a little more neck room.

Weave in ends and you’re ready to go! 

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  1. Jamie says:

    I so hope that I can do this one day!! I just need a good teacher to show me how to make one. I can do one line, but can never come back. 🙁 Don’t forget to add the #TBCCrafters linky to this post! 🙂

  2. Aimee Ramos Fauci says:

    Knitters make knitting sound and look so easy! It's is so not.. I love a beautiful knit piece. Linking up from MeetUp Monday.

  3. Love this! I love to crochet and soon or later I will learn to knit! Stopping over from #MeetupMonday

    1. Rachee says:

      Thanks for stopping by!
      I started with crochet, thought I would *never* knit and now, I am hooked!

  4. Dawn Pruitt says:

    Very pretty! Love the colors! I wish I could crochet!

  5. Krista Que says:

    Beautiful cowl! Thanks for linking up at MeetUp Monday! Hope to see you again tomorrow!! (

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