My Crispy Cowl is one of my favorite knit accessories (and I wear it all the time in the winter too!). And on this Small Business Saturday, I thought it would be a great pattern to highlight as well because it calls for yarn that many local yarn shops carry – Malabrigo Mecha! You need just 2 skeins for this project (and a US 10.5 32″ circular needle). One of my LYS’s, Mother of Purl Yarn Shop here in Freeport, Maine has a great selection of this yarn – click here to check it out and purchase online.
The Stitch Pattern
What makes this cowl so fun to knit is its interesting, but still very simple, stitch pattern – the Bamboo Stitch. It’s just a 2 round stitch pattern where on one of the rounds you knit every stitch (easy enough!) and the the other round you work a YO (yarn-over), k2, then pass the YO over the k2. If this sounds complicated, don’t worry – it’s not! Check out my video tutorial below to watch me do it in-action:
Crispy Cowl features an easy, fun stitch pattern and is a great relaxing project for the Fall and Winter seasons. It also makes a nice gift for someone special! This cowl is knit in the round using bulky-weight yarn (I used the beautiful Malabrigo Mecha). Pattern includes links to video tutorials all of the techniques used (including the stitch pattern).
This is the PDF version of the pattern. After going through the checkout you will receive an email with a downloadable PDF link. If you prefer to purchase through Ravelry, click here.