Christmas Cowl

I’m still catching up with all of my Christmas knitting! This was for Pauls sister Carrie, it’s a cabled cowl- I forgot the name of the yarn, though- oops! I started it a while ago and threw away the tag, I don’t even remember where I bought it, but I love the colorway!

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I hope I stumble across it again, because I want to make more cowls from it, because I really like the way this one turned out, and it’s nice to use cowls when it’s really chilly outside, and I tend to like the look of cowls more than scarves wrapped up a bunch of times, plus, they’re a heckuva lot faster to knit than a long scarf! I knit this one flat, just doing some simple cables, then seamed up the back. I am bad at estimating how many stitches it will take to knit something in the round and my first attempt didn’t even fit over my head, (whoopsie) so I decided knitting it flat was a better option. If you really prefer a more seamless look you can always cast on with live stitches, then use a kitchener stitch to close it up, but I was already halfway through the cowl before I thought to do that. Luckily with variegated yarn and a cabled pattern it was ‘busy’ enough so the seam isn’t terribly noticeable.

I swear I’m almost done with Christmas knitting!

 

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