Friday, November 20, 2015

Snow Bunting Cowl - A Quick Knit in Bulky Alpaca Yarn

The Snow Bunting Cowl
It's always a delight to find a simple-to-knit bulky yarn project that is as fun to wear as it is to knit.  And the Snow Bunting Cowl is easy ... even if all you have ever knit so far is scarves!

The main body is knit horizontally with a large swath of Garter stitch to one side and a not-too-complicated cable to the other.  Basically, it's a short scarf.  Then bind that off and pick up stitches down one side for the ruffle. There are a couple of learning bits, but the skills are basic.

If you are a new knitter this is a great beyond-the-scarf project.

If you are a life-long knitter this bulky yarn project is easy enough that you could knock out more than one before the holidays ... Just sayin’.  This one-size-fits-all cowl makes a great gift!

The Snow Bunting Cowl
Bonus:  The pattern is free with the purchase of Berroco Ultra Alpaca Chunky

The cowl is knit with  Berroco Ultra Alpaca Chunky.  Soft but durable, Ultra Alpaca Chunky combines super fine alpaca with good sturdy Peruvian Wool. This is a no-nonsense combed and plied yarn that will stand up to lots of wear.  And it's pretty!

The Snow Bunting Cowl is held in place with a Jūl closure.  If you're not familiar with Jūl closures, you really ought to take a look. These exceptionally well-made leather and metal closures are easy to use and reuse.  They don't take the planning that a buttonhole requires, and you can switch out different styles for a new look.  They can transform even the simplest projects into amazingly stylish accessories!

Psst!  If you like Ultra Alpaca Chunky, you should also check out worsted weight Ultra Alpaca, DK gauge Ultra Alpaca Light, or fingering weight Ultra Alpaca Fine.

Happy Knitting . . . . Amy

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