Chunky Knit Cowl – My New Favorite Thing!

So . . . as with so many things I create, I had no pattern.  It just sort of evolved into this fabulous, warm, stretchy and cushy infinity scarf / neck cowl.  What is the proper terminology anyway???

I got the yarn on sale from Joann’s a few months ago with no particular project in mind.  This project took exactly 3 skeins of yarn.  (2 Almond, 1 Pristine)

Deborah Norville Collection.  Serenity Chunky Weight Yarn, colors Almond and Pristine

Deborah Norville Collection. Serenity Chunky Weight Yarn, colors Almond and Pristine

Wrapped once . . .

My new favorite infinity, wrapped once . . .

I picked up my 24″ 15 US / 10.0mm Clover Takumi Velvet Bamboo Circular Needles (larger than recommended) and cast on 120 stitches, and joined to a circle.  Then I knit a 2 x 2 rib stitch until I ran out of yarn . . . attached the contrasting color and knit, knit, knit until I ran out of yarn again.  (My original plan was to continue in the rib stitch pattern, but I am glad I changed my mind.)  Next, I went back to the main color and knit the rib stitch again until I felt I had about enough yarn left to bind off.  (pretty ballsy, eh?)

So, this ‘over-sized’ cowl (depending on which way it stretches) is approximately 13-16″ wide by 58-62+ inches around.  I absolutely love it, and have received many compliments. Because it is a chunky/bulky weight yarn and large needle, it works up fairly quickly too.

I have three skeins of this wonderful yarn left, in Almond.  I think I will make another, made up on the Rib Stitch only.

I am presently a ‘happy knitter’!!!


About gmaellenscraftycorner

I am a recently widowed, mother of three wonderful, grown children, G-Ma (Grandma) to seven beautiful grandchildren. I work full time at a nearby grocer as the Pricing Coordinator. In my spare time, I craft and blog. Crochet is my obsession, my compulsion. My best friend, my therapist. I also have learned I love to knit! Who knew??? I may never be a master knitter, but I am a happy knitter. :D Work, family, Women's Pool League, crafting and blogging. Pretty much takes up every waking minute of every day, but besides that I love movies and music (which I can enjoy while I am crafting!). And here I thought I didn't have a life! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog. I appreciate every click. :D My Etsy
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14 Responses to Chunky Knit Cowl – My New Favorite Thing!

  1. Verónica says:

    Love it. Nice calm color combination.

  2. starproms says:

    Looks so warm and cosy and let’s face it, at this time of the year we want more and more of that, don’t we. Well done.

  3. Mona Kinder says:

    Love it!

  4. ooo lovely and snuggly. Perfect.

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  6. Reblogged this on G-Ma Ellen's Hands – Adventures in Crochet and Knit and commented:

    Sharing, because I just have to make MORE!!! Sooo cozy and comfy…
    I am presently making a 2 x 2 rib cowl. Using size 15 needles. Holding two strands of yarn together. One Lion Brand Homespun and one Caron Simply Soft yarn. Cast on 120 stitches. I will post pics soon!

  7. Ellen, I LOVE this … and especially love that you chose two of MY favorite yarns to use for this beautiful cowl! Thanks for sharing this with all of us – and would LOVE to see more of what you are doing with my Serenity Chunky Yarns! xo, Deborah Norville

    • Deborah, Thank you for writing! I appreciate your interest very much.
      I have to say, I made this cowl over two years ago, and it is STILL one of my very favorite things! Serenity yarn is such a pleasure to work with. And wearing it is . . . well, It just feels like home. I LOVE it.

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