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January 20, 2012


Life with Kaishon

You are so talented. These are amazing : )


thank you so much! xoxo


:) I lloovvee cowls!! Perfect and clean.


This looks awesome!! Thanks!:)


saw this on Ravelry – love it!


I've already made one out of some angora/merino from my stash. I held three strands of worsted weight together and it turned out really well. It took me about 4-5 hours of knitting from start to finish. I'm afraid I might have to cast on for another one later today :) Thanks for this great pattern!

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i love ittttttttttttttttttt


Abi - Do you mind if I knit one up to give away on my blog? Of course I'd link to your blog (duh!). But I've been trying to come up with a giveaway for a blog milestone and the yarn requirement is IDENTICAL to some yarn I have. I'm not certain I'll do it (since I just came up with the idea), but want to ask.


Go for it!! xoxo Abi


Thanks so much!


Wonderful! I am so glad you like it!


Thanks Jen! xoxo


Thanks so much!


Me too! I do like a good scarf too but I find cowls so much less fussy and fun to wear :)


oh, thanks so much!


Sooo I have found you through Ravelry, but come to find you that you live where I grocery shop! I have just started knitting and it's sooo exciting to find you living so close. As in I live in HF and you live in Benn. So I'm going to knit this up and put up a picture. Nice to see someone close. Thank you for every. ]

Emily C

I love this pattern so much! I was just wondering what you'd recommend if I were to make this for a child. Any ideas on how to make a smaller version?

Natalie Pettitt

I am new to knitting, but could this be done with straight needles? I only have straight needles right now.


Hi Natalie :) You can knit the cowl straight but you will have to make quite a few changes to the pattern. First, instead of alternating K and P rows you will just knit to create a garter stitch. Second, you'll leave off the last YO of each YO row. Lastly, you will also have to hand seam the edges together.

But, circular knitting is very easy (and much more convenient), even for a new knitter! You should give it a shot. There are lots of great you tube videos out there can help assist you in the first cast on row. "Be fearless in your knitting." ~ Yarn Harlot :)


Quick question and sorry to be so lame, but does the term "set up row " actually mean the first row? In other words, after casting on, is the first row purled? I just am not familiar with this term and haven't been able to find a consistent definition anyplace......

Thanks a million.

Laura Nelson

Hi! Love the cowl, but seriously would love to know the exact bulky yarn you are using. Everything bulky yarn I see is super expensive-is it something inexpensive and lovely from Lion brand?

Leen Brabants


maybe a stupid question,
but what means "YO" in the pattern description ?

(I am flemish).


Love this cowl but have some Madelinetosh Pashmina I am dying to use. Do you think this pattern would translate to a sport weight? If so, would you have any guesses to the number of stitches you might increase by? Thanks very much!


Hi Val :) I am sorry but I don't :( Not quite sure how it would translate, you'll have to do many more repeats and I am sure that the feel would be quite different. Best of luck! Share a pic!


Hi Spidey,

I love this pattern! I made it for my close cousin and also made a mini version for her daughter to match from some great bulky yarn someone was ready to throw away. Would you mind sharing what brand and type of material the yarn that you used to make yours? Greatly appreciated!

Maggie Ames

I found this probably because I love all things drop stitch. This cowl is beautiful. I've already knitted it for my DIL for Christmas and also made her a pair of mitts. I used bulky Blue Sky Alpaca in a smokey gray. Thank you so much for this pattern.


You are so welcome! So glad you enjoyed the pattern. Happy Knitting! xoSpidey


Could you please give me the dimensions of the cowl? I'm an occasional knitter and I want to be sure it is right.


Hi Spidey,

I love the cowl... a friend was knitting it (last year - old pattern) and she told me about your site. I'm kind of a knitter... my grandma taught me, so I don't really know how to read patterns very well. I'm wondering if still have the old pattern or if you can tell me know this one changed? Back to the pattern, I know, knit purl, but have no idea what YO is? Not sure what it means to purl around the YOs without working them (Round 6) Any help would be so much appreciated. I'd love to start this project and wear the cowl, as our winter is here to stay for a while.




I'm having a super hard time finding a size 15, 20" circular needle! Does it actually exist? I can find 15, 16" and 15, 24"... Any advice of where to order the proper size needle would be much appreciated, I love this cowl!

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