I have been knitting for a little over a year and initially struggled to find simple patterns to practise on and easily became frustrated and disheartened. I have attempted to create a pattern which is simple, achievable and contains links to tutorials to help with learning new skills. I hope that the Lumpy Bumpy Cowl will fit the bill!
Ideally, before attempting to start this pattern you should be able to perform the knit and purl stitches but the video does show these clearly.
The finished cowl is beautiful and snuggly and has a great stretch to it. I would love to see your finished creations! Do shout if anything is unclear.
200g of Yarn (chunky or super chunky work best)
Circular needles (8mm to 15mm depending on yarn)
Cast on an odd number of stitches using your preferred method. I like the long tail method as it is lovely and stretchy. This is a great video to show you how to do it. I would recommend a bit of practice.
I cast on 19 stitches for super chunky and 33 for chunky. You can use any number you like to alter the width of your cowl. Remember that making it wider will mean that you need more yarn or that the finished cowl will be shorter.
The pattern from here is very simple: knit one, purl one. Each row should begin and end on a knit stitch.
Turn your work and repeat.
Continue in this pattern until you run our of yarn. Cast off and sew the ends together using your yarn tail and a darning needle. Weave in the ends and it is ready to wear!
The finished length will vary depending on how wide you made your cowl. 200g of super chunky created the perfect length.