Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Ennis Cowl

The Ennis Cowl is the perfect piece for those New England winters that sometimes seems to last forEVER; but you totally love anyways.

If you are like me, you love cold weather. As soon as Autumn arrives, you are planning for all the fun cold weather activities.

You want to be able to go out and enjoy the snow and the brisk air on snowshoeing hike. But most importantly, you don't want to freeze your butt off - you want to stay warm and toasty.

I find that as long as my neck and chest area is warm, my whole body feels warmer. And while I do want to be warm, I want to be able to be a bit stylish and not be bored out of my mind just knitting in the round for miles and miles of stockinette stitch.

See how easily you can create a cozy and fun cowl that will keep you engaged in the knitting process without having to constantly refer back to a complicated chart.


The perfect gift project for your Yoga instructor or Sister-in-law.

The Ennis Cowl is available for purchase in my Ravelry Pattern store.

{Skill Level} Advance Beginner/Intermediate

{Finished Measurements} 41” circumference and 6.5” tall.

{Gauge} 18 stitches = 4 inches in Stockinette St

Yarn: Lotus Yarns Winter Sun Aran (100% Superwash Extrafine Merino Wool; 92 yds 84 m/50 g); 4 skeins in color 08 - Merlot.
Needles: US 8 (5.0 mm) circular, or size to obtain correct gauge.
Notions: Markers, cable needle, tapestry needle.
{Pattern Notes}
So What You Get? The Ennis Cowl is a 41" circumference and  6.5" wide seamless cowl worked in one-piece in the round. The design is simple but not boring due to the combination of cables and garter ridges. Instructions are both written and charted.

The cowl uses 4 skeins of Lotus Winter Sun Aran. Lotus (Trendsetter) is a new to me brand out of China. While the brand is new to me, it is quickly becoming a favorite. This yarn knit up like a dream and frogs better than I would have liked to know. I frogged this project ALOT (nothing to do with the yarn, it was all user error) and the yarn looks just as good as it did knitted up the first time. The yarn is loosely spun, which makes it super soft, squishy, springy, and super luxurious to wear next to the skin. However, because the twist is not very tight, the yarn can be splitty when worked at a loose gauge. I found that working on a smaller and pointy needles will combat that issue.


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