Well, I’ve had this off the needles since November and, finally, have finished writing up the pattern for my Rainbow Slip knitted cowl. It was a holiday project that I began on a “grab some sun in the Med for I’m a Weather Distressed Northern European” break in Menorca. It was a fab holiday where I caught way too much sun, made friends with two kittens and spent my evenings knitting up this lovely cowl in preparation for the gloom of midwinter back home.
Rainbow Slip Knitted Cowl – Ta Da!!
I’ve worked the cowl in a rainbow of eight different colours but the cowl would look just as lovely in two colours. I know I’m a terror for using ALL the colours so I’ve calculated the yarn required for a 2 colour option for those that prefer it and included that in the pattern.
The Rainbow Slip measures 24″ x 6.5″ which is just about right for keeping you snug and warm without the cowl becoming a cumbersome weight. You can cover your nose (which I’m wishing I’d done for the above photo – apologies for the nostril!!!) and tuck it under big, bulky, winter-defying coats without struggling to fasten the buttons/zips/toggles.
- Cascade 220 Superwash in eight different colours, or two colours. You’ll need 102 mts in main colour and 9.5 mts in seven other colours. Or, 102 mts in main colour and 66.5 mts in contrasting colour for a two-colour version.
- 5mm (US8) circular knitting needles.
- Tapestry needle for sewing in ends.
Gauge: 17 stitches and 42 rows = 10 cm in pattern.
Tips: Do check your gauge as superwash yarn has more stretch and flexibility than others – especially important if you are substituting the yarn. Also, remember that most knitters gauge is a little looser on circulars. Feel free to adjust your needle size.
- Knitting in the round
- Slipped stitches
- Knits and Purls
The pattern also has a chart in standard knitting symbols using Stitchmastery.
I wanna make it!