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Old 10-28-2010, 10:41 AM   #1
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looking for a cowl pattern
A friend bought a beautiful hank of alpaca and has asked that I knit her a cowl. It seemed like an easy enough request but I am having trouble finding a pattern that really says "knit me." She the open to anything I want to make and would like it about 70" in circumference, maybe 10-12" wide. I have 665yds of alpaca...
Has anyone knit a cowl they just love or have a pattern for one that they are planning to knit that coule be "the one"?
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Old 10-28-2010, 01:21 PM   #2
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What weight is the yarn? I don't want to give you lace weight patterns if it's bulky.
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Old 10-30-2010, 12:02 PM   #3
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Jan - there is no guage on the alpaca...it is handspun so a bit uneven. It is not laceweight, but not bulky. I think the farmer said she knits with a 5 or 6 and I was thinking I would use an 8 to make sure it had a really nice drape
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There are so many different types of cowls it's hard to know what you (or she) wants. Some are tight to the neck, some so loose they are more of a decoration than warmth. Here's a few, but check Ravelry and narrow down the choices by appx weight of yarn, free or not, etc..

http://ilikecake.org/?p=142
http://www.loopknits.com/2010/10/28/...nd-swirl-cowl/
http://www.knittedfox.net/?page_id=591

Only on Ravelry -
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/greyhaven
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/darkside-cowl
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...ntinental-cowl
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ilean
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ithacowl

This one gets used a lot in my knitting group as a gauge swatch because you can use it later as a cowl!
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...-reliable-cowl
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Then you would probably look for dk or worsted weight patterns. And yeah, there's gazillions of them
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One of my favorite cowl "patterns" is to take some fairly short (16" or so) circular needles and cast on enough stitches to go around your neck easily (knit a swatch to get number of sts per inch, then measure how many inches you want around your neck for your cowl to be - then multiply it out).

Then cast on that number of stitches. Work a garter/seed type of stitch... and DELIBERATELY twist the first row so that it comes out with a turn-around in it.

The more you knit on your cowl, the more the twist shows and the neater it looks!
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I also suggest knittingpatterncentral.com. There are some cowl patterns on there.
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