Hi today I have a bit of knitting to share. When I saw the cowl pattern in the latest Mollie Makes I wanted to start knitting right away. However reading through the pattern I saw that it used a provisional cast on and a three needle cast off. What? I am in no way an expert knitter and I hadn't attempted either of those things before.
But I was willing to give it a try and after a bit of investigation on You Tube it all became a bit clearer. Using super chunky yarn it knitted up quickly and didn't require much concentration and in no time at all I found I'd finished.
It's typical that I finish it just as the weather seems to have got milder but I can see that it might be good draped around the shoulders for cool summer evenings sitting outside.
I found some fairly inexpensive yarn to knit my cowl, Serenity by Wendy which is around £3.00-£3.50 a ball and I used 3. Of course if you don't want to double wrap your cowl you could use less. Serenity is a super chunky yarn and is made up of 10% wool, 20% alpaca and 70% acrylic and knitted on 10mm needles. Knitted up in this double seed stitch it gives a lovely texture, I may just knit another because as my friend Sonja says you can't have too many cowls :-)
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