Friday, February 1, 2013

Knitted Cowl

The pattern for this cowl is called Elis. The pattern is free on Ravelry. It is an Indian cross stitch cowl. Although it looks a little intricate, it is very easy and fast to knit. The yarn, Good for Ewe Claddagh, is 45% merino wool, 40% baby llama, 15% donegal. 

I wanted to show it on a neck so I used the nearest one - a rather cooperative hubby!
Here is a flat picture.

The cowl is about 8 1/2" X 24". I had to change the pattern slightly. I only had one skein of yarn and although I checked my gauge, my knitting seemed to be loose. In the pattern, the middle design is just like the edges, I changed those 6 rows (2 patterns with 2 knit rows in between) to 1 pattern. I also knit 11 rows instead of 12 between the edge patterns and the middle. I had about six feet of yarn left over! Whew! 

The cowl is very soft and I love it!


  1. Lovely. I'll bet it will keep your neck toasty warm.

  2. Cowls are the best!! It's +5F....Woot, woot!!

    1. Especially in this weather! +5F - heat wave!!!

  3. Fun to knit something quick and easy, isn't it? I'm working on two more scarves.

  4. What a lovely cowl! I just added it to my queue on Ravelry.



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