Quick and easy. Those are two words that I normally would not use to describe stranded colourwork but this cowl really was a breeze to knit. I made mine a little bit more fitted than Kate Davies' lovely version. This yarn (Road to China Light by The Fiber Company) is so gorgeously soft and I wanted every bit of it to be in close contact with my neck.
Looking forward to knitting the matching Muckle Mitts. Here are the project details if anyone is interested in making a similar cowl:
Cast on 132 stitches. Knit 2x2 ribbing for one inch. Knit rows 1 through 23 of chart (skip rows 24 & 25 for now), then start second pattern repeat with row 4 of chart. After row 25, knit 2x2 ribbing for one inch. Mine ended up being 19 inches around and 8 & 1/2 inches tall. My gauge was 13 stitches x 13 rounds = 2x2 with size 5 needles.
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