Tuesday, December 1, 2009

A Continuous Strand: MAX

A Continuous Strand: MAX


Max Cowl

I once knew a woman who said that everyone has certain characteristics that make them look like an animal. She would entertain herself on the subway by looking at people and deciding whether some guy's nose made him look like a mouse or that a woman's walk and hair made her a lioness. And we did work with someone who looked and acted just like a merkat. She would never tell me what I looked like- she said that she didn't want to hurt my feelings. (uh-oh)
Whatever animal I evoke, it is definitely something with a very, very long neck. My neck is always cold, so I love cowls. They use very little yarn, are super easy, and don't bunch up under your coat the way scarves and moebii (?) do.
I had some Twinkle Superbulky left over from an afghan, and loved the color. So, I whipped up in a couple of hours, the chunkiest cowl ever. It is named Max, in honor of my best canine buddy, Max, the Shi-tzu:

Max, the Shi-tzu.

The pattern for Max, is as follows:

There is also a pdf link above.
2 skeins Twinkle Chunky
size 17 needle

Cast on 68 stitches with size 17 needle. Join, being careful not to twist.
K2, P2 around every row until 12 " from cast on. Bind off very loosely. Weave in ends.

Thats it. It took only a couple of hours. Hope that you enjoy it!