I got really into knitting this Christmas and enjoyed choosing yarn that I thought each recipient would like and that would match a coat or jacket. The pattern works up so quickly, you could make several pair as gifts.
When the knitting is finished, print out labels using the landscape orientation on Word for nice looking packaging. Include the washing instructions so the recipient can care properly for their gifts.
Here is my pattern for making the cowl neck warmer. Make them in beautiful variegated or solid color yarns. If it is easier for you, don’t work the basket-weave pattern, but instead just follow the knit a row, pearl a row pattern, called the Stockinette Stitch.
As you can see in the photos below, I did both. Also, I didn’t always use bulky weight yarn. Slightly lighter weight yarn will produce a slightly smaller and tighter cowl, but not too small to fit an average neck size.
Knitted Cowl Pattern
pattern inspired by Jersey Shore Alpacas
Yarn: bulky yarn
Size 10 needles or size recommended on yarn
Cast on 65 stitches.
Rows 1-5: Knit entire row.
ROW 6: P across
ROW 7: K across
ROW 8-10 repeat row 6-7
ROW 11: K across increasing 1 stitch at midpoint of row (66)
ROW 12-16: repeat row 6-7
ROW 17: K across increasing 1 stitch at midpoint of row (67)
ROW 18-20: repeat row 6-7
ROW 21: K across increasing 1 stitch at midpoint of row (68)
ROW 22-30: repeat row 6 and 7
ROW 31-34: Knit across
ROW 35: Bind off leaving a length of yarn and sew sides together. Weave in loose ends.
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These are wonderful! I love the colors and yarns you used. You inspire me to make a few of these for gifts, too!
Very nice and I bet were well received. That would be a nice gift combination.
You do such a nice job and what a GREAT gift idea. I love those boot toppers! Just so cute and the cowls are wonderful. Someday I really WILL learn to knit (and crochet). xo Diana
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These are so pretty! =)
Ann Thompson says
Love the look of the boot cuffs and the matching cowls are perfect
That is great! Thank you. I will look if it is easy to translate!
How beautiful and useful. What lovely gifts and I love the labeling.