I’ve been busy knitting up a storm this holiday season. I wanted to make a chunky cowl for my friend Erika, but lacked the large, circular needles that the pattern called for. So what’s a girl to do but make up her own pattern! I’m a bit embarrassed to call it a pattern as the instructions are so simple. But here goes.
The Erika Cowl
Finished size aprox. 12″ deep x 29 long
1 skien Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky in Crush (137 yards) or other bulky weight yarn
Size 12mm straight needles
5- 1″ diameter buttons
Cast on 30 sts. Knit in seed stitch for desired length. Make sure to leave enough yarn for the button hole row, and to bind off.
Buttonhole row and finishing:
K2 in seed stitch pattern, * yo, k2tog, k4 in pattern* repeat from * until 2 sts remain. k2 in pattern.
Knit two rows in seed stitch pattern. Loosely bind off in seed stitch pattern.
Weave in ends and block if desired. Sew the buttons on.