Thursday, December 2, 2010

Mohair Madness Cowl

Hannele's Mohair Madness Cowl and Headwarmer

This cowl is extra warm and just right for temperatures in the 20s.
Better even, it can be made with just 2 hours to spare. It is excellent
tube knitting while you watch a good DVD. The pattern comes
from Hannele, who came to visit from Finland. Believe me, she
knows cold! Both of us fell in love with the Mohair possibilities and just
tried yarns and patterns, the best so far is the cowl which is just a lightweight dream.

Mohair Madness Cowl

1 skein of Mohair yarn
( Ours was made with Drifting Gardens from Plymouth, but any bulky weight mohair yarn will work.)
Size US11, 16 inch circular needle
2 hours of your time

Cast on 53 stitches, join in the round (careful not to twist!) and work in garter stitch (knit one round, purl one round) to the end of the ball. Leave enough yarn to cast off loosely. Weave in ends.

Voila! A beautiful one of a kind cowl!