I recently traveled to visit family and before I left, I was in a “travel knitting” predicament. We’ve all been there, right? You want a project that is pretty mindless, but still keeps you interesting. And it has to be portable, and hopefully doesn’t take too much yarn either. I decided a great option would be to re-knit my Mainer Cowl, out of 1 skein of Malabrigo Rios!
Mainer Cowl is worked in the round and features a super simple 4-round-repeat stitch pattern that consists of just knits and purls. Perfect for mindless knitting!
Revisions to the Original Pattern
It uses worsted-weight yarn so in this version I went with Malabrigo Rios, in the beautiful semi-solid color Bobby Blue. In my original pattern I used US 7 24″ circular for my needle size but for this version I went up to a US 8 24″ circular because Rios is just a little heavier than the original yarn I used. The only other change I made was that I shortened the length just a little bit. The pattern says to work until it measures around 10″ from the cast-on edge, but I worked it until it measured around 9″. This allowed me to use just 1 skein. Other than that, I followed the pattern exactly as written!
Click here to purchase the Mainer Cowl pattern!