bramble cowl

This project was a fun break from all the self-imposed sweater knitting that I have been doing lately. The yarn is Patons Colorwul, a soft 100% wool roving, in the bramble colorway. For the single crochet edging, I used Patons Classic Wool Roving in natural and plum. The finished cowl is colorful, soft and warm, especially when worn doubled around the neck.

Here's how I made it.


29 inch length circular knitting needle, size 11
J/10 crochet hook
one stitch marker
MC (main color) = two skeins Patons Colorwul (90 yards/85 grams per skein) or any similar bulky weight yarn
CC1 & CC2 = a small amount of Patons Classic Wool Roving in two contrasting colors or any similar bulky weight yarn in your stash

gauge: 11 stitches & 18 rows = 4 inches on size 11 needles


Cast on 125 stitches. Place marker and join in the round. Knit stockinette stitch in the round (knit all stitches) until desired width is achieved (mine measured 8 inches at this point) or boredom sets in. Drink lots of tea, meditate, watch some movies, listen to an audiobook. If you are super coordinated, do all of the above at the same time. When the time comes to end all this fun, bind off knitwise. Grab your trusty J/10 crochet hook and show that curling stockinette stitch fabric who's boss by single crocheting into every stitch of the bind-off and cast-on edges with CC1. Then single crochet around again using CC2. Weave in ends. Give the whole thing a steam block. Wear lots : )

(linking up with FO Friday)


  1. Oh, love it. Checking my stash for some Manos in a similar colorway. Will have to convert the gauge and hope I have enough yardage.

  2. looks great! I love the "Fall" colors...one of my friends always called them vegetable soup colors, I think she may be right.

  3. It's lovely. And just the perfect project for Colorwul. I was eyeing it at the store just the other day!

  4. Excellent recipe ... including all the "extracurriulars" added in! Love your cowl.

  5. That is lovely, I like the way the stripes work out in the pretty yarn.

  6. Oooh I love Paton's yarn! Very nice, very autumnal colors!

  7. Gorgeous. The colours are lovely together. What a great project!

  8. Very pretty, I love how your cowl turned out!

  9. Your color choices in the edging are perfect! They really tie it together.

  10. I love that. What a wonderful cowl!

  11. Beautiful! Your yarn selection is fantastic.

  12. Great cowl!! (really like the length!).....and love love love the chair fabric (and a glimpse at your cookbooks!!! I have several of them!!!!!)


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