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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
- Skein of Lion Brand Yarn Wool-Ease Thick and Quick Yarn, Cranberry
- Clover Takumi Bamboo Circular 16-Inch Knitting Needles, Size 13
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!
March is craft month!
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Have a crafty month!