I first decided to knit a cowl while home on break and very cold while walking my dog. I didn't have a specific design in mind when I first sat down to knit one. In fact, I tried several other designs before landing on this one. All I knew for sure was that I wanted to use yarn that I already had, so I could bust my stash a little bit.
I chose Lion Brand Thick & Quick because I wanted to use super bulky yarn to knit it up quickly. I also knew I had enough in this color to make a full cowl. I tried several different patterns before landing on the one I chose. I knew I wanted to do some kind of fake honeycomb stitch. I tried the design with different numbers of stitches to get the circumference just right. I chose to name it the Chandelier Cowl because it kind of reminds me of a traditional looking chandelier with the curved candelabra look.
75yds Lion Brand Thick & Quick in Oatmeal or any other super bulky yarn.
US 13/9 mm 24" circular needles
(1) Stitch marker
9 sts x 12 rows = 4"
SL3P = slip 3 stitches purlwise
WYIF = with yarn in front
P = purl
K = knit
ULS = under loose strand
sts = stitches
Cast-on 60 stitches and join in the round. Place stitch marker to mark the beginning of the round.
Rounds 1-2: *SL3P WYIF, P3*
Rounds 3-4: Knit all
Round 5: K1 *K1 ULS, K5* until last 5 sts, K1, K1 ULS, K4
Round 6: Knit all
Rounds 7-8: *P3, Sl3P WYIF*
Rounds 9-10: Knit all
Round 11: K4 *K1 ULS, K5* until last 2 sts, K1 ULS, K1
Round 12: Knit all
Repeat rounds 1-12 one more time for a total of twice (24 rounds). Then repeat rounds 1-6 one more time (30 rounds).
Bind-off using knit stitch
Weave in loose ends.
Block cowl for the best stitch definition.
I'd love to see pictures of completed cowls! Post them to intagram and tag me (@knitting_with_sara) and tag your photos with #chandeliercowl