While I really enjoy making and creating things for myself, I’m generally not confident enough to give them out as gifts to people. I’ve been doing a lot of knitting lately and getting a bit more confident of my skills, so I decided to knit a pretty but simple knitted cowl for my sister (Hi Kate!) for Christmas.
I’m really happy with the way it turned out!
I added the buttons so she can wear it different ways with it buttoned or unbuttoned and I think they just add a fun little detail to it!
Like everything I do, I kind of just made things up as I went along but here’s the “pattern” in case anyone is interested!
Yarn: Lion Brand Homespun Yarn in Waterfall (Bulky weight) – It was on sale at Michael’s and I loved the colour!
Needle Size: 10.5
Buttons: 4 buttons (2 on each side) from Michael’s
Cast on 50 stitches
Knit across 6 rows
Knit 1, yarn over, Knit 2 together (repeat to the end of the row)
When it gets as long as you want it, knit the last 6 rows across.
Using an embroidery needle, sew up the seam. I sewed about half way up to give it a little stylistic flare … just because!
Weave in the ends, sew on the buttons, bing bang boom that’s how babies are made! Jenna Marbles anyone? No? Ok ….
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