The Nervous Cowl

(sorry about the webcam photo! It’s nighttime and I’m in my PJs, LOL).

I knit this shawl-collared, seed stitch cowl in one day while I was waiting for my 20 week ultrasound for my second child. It was the perfect project to take my mind off everything. It turns out there was nothing to be nervous about, SHE is perfect! This yarn is gorgeous. It’s butter-soft, and the colors really begged to be knit in seed stitch to show off their true depth. I think if you need a last minute gift, this would be perfect to make, or if you’re having a crappy day, this is almost instant gratification and will definitely cheer you up.

Yarn: Malabrigo Rasta in Indiecita (1 skein, 92 yds), purchased from Pins n’ Needles (Princeton, NJ).
Needles: sz 17
Length of time to complete: mere hours!
Measurements (unblocked): 8″ x 32″
Other materials needed: tapestry needle, sewing needle, buttons (1.5″ diameter would work best), sewing thread.

Cast on 16 stitches.
Row 1: knit
Row 2: (yo, k2tog)*; rep from * until end.
Row 3 and every subsequent row: (k1, p1)*; rep from * until end.
When you have just enough to bind off, do so.
Weave in ends. Block or not, it’s up to you. I didn’t.

I PROMISE I will have better photos tomorrow or whatever. 😀 The yarn is truly gorgeous.


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