Ok, we all agree that the Cowl is this year’s scarf. Whether long or short- it is indeed a fast project for this Holiday’s gift giving. I have talked about the ultimate yarn for cowls- Baby Alpaca Grande. But for those on a limited budget- I have an idea: Use a less expensive, but interesting yarn. Here is a quickie pattern using 1 ball of Encore Boucle. This member of the Encore family of fine yarns will give you dazzling colors and texture at a very low price.
Here Nancy, a customer at my LYS, sports a cowl she whipped up in an evening.
Materials: 1 –100g ball Encore Boucle
Needles: 16” US 15 needle, marker.
Size: Approx. 22” x 10”
Gauge: 3 sts =1” over st st.
LOOSELY cast on 55 sts, Place marker and join, making sure not to twist the sts.
Round 1: Knit.
Round 2: *(K3, p2): repeat from * around.
Repeat rounds 1 & 2 until almost out of yarn, ending with a Round 2.
Bind off LOOSELY knitwise. Weave in all ends.
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