Beginner's Knitting: Big Wool Cowl


Wednesday 19 August 2015

Beginner's Knitting: Big Wool Cowl

big wool cowl

I was in my element at BritMums as there was a fantastic craft room thanks to Lady Sew and Sew and Make It Coats. I was even happier when I was invited to be an ambassador. I love crafting but use the excuse of not having time. I thought this was a great excuse to make time.

I decided it was probably best to start with a simple project and opted for a cowl. Luckily there are you tube videos and tutorials galore to help you learn to knit.

For this pattern I was sent 3 balls of the Rowan Big Wool Silk and some size 10 needles. You can download this pattern for free by registering and there are 3 different patterns to choose from.

Rowan Big Wool

I chose to make the stocking stitch cowl. The pattern was simple.

Cast on 26 stitches
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Purl 2, Knit 22, Purl 2
Repeat until desired length, cast off and sew together. (You will need a large needle for this part.)

I was surprised at how addictive I found it and actually felt I could have done something more complex. With the weather at the moment I fear that I will be wearing this much sooner than I had originally hoped! If you are interested in this or other craft projects then you can find your nearest stockist here. Do you knit? Have you any suggestions for my next project?

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