It's time for another of Michelle Hunter's Knit Alongs! The October project is Namesake, a single-color cowl. Who doesn't look good in a cowl? Its versatile shape compliments all shapes and figures.
So what will the cowl look like? We don't know! That's the fun part of a "mystery" knit-a-long. We do know that Michelle has promised us a cowl that will delight knitters of all skill levels. She will introduce a new bind off technique, an interesting cable technique and a new cast on. Learn some new skills - and look great wearing your new masterpiece!
|Simplinatural in Cabernet|
So what do you need? We've got that covered . . .
Yarn - 20% Off!
You'll need one, two or three skeins of Simplinatural yarn by Hikoo, all in the same color - and we've got 14 colors to choose from! Simplinatural is a luxury fiber made from all natural fibers: baby alpaca, merino wool and mulberry silk. A wonderful next-to-the-skin yarn for a cozy, soft cowl!
The amount you need depends on the size, so first you'll have to decide what size you want to make.
Small - cowl up to 20" in circumference - 1 Skein of Simplinatural
Medium - cowl up to 40" in circumference - 2 Skeins of Simplinatural
Large - cowl up to 60" in circumference - 3 Skeins of Simplinatural
Bonus: "Luxury" doesn't have to mean "expensive." We've got all of our Simplinatural yarn on sale at 20% off!
|Simplinatural in Camel|
You'll need one set of US #8 (5.0mm) circular needles, and the length depends on the size of the cowl:
Small cowl - 16" in length
Medium cowl - 24" in length
Large cowl - 40" in length
The gauge is approximately 4.5 stitches per inch (18 st/4") in stockinette stitch. As always, adjust the needle size to achieve gauge - and remember to block your gauge swatch before measuring!
You will also need a cable needle and a couple of stitch markers.
Give us a call if we can help you with your yarn, needle or notion selections!
I'm looking forward to seeing your cowl! Send me pictures or post them in our Ravelry group!
Happy Knitting . . . . Amy