11 September 2013

Giant Red Cowl

I started babysitting when I was 13. It was more of a mother's helper gig at first, entertaining the kids while mom and dad got housework done. As time went on, though, I did more and more, until suddenly, I was leaving for college. 

And now, the one who was just 3 when I first met her, has started her first classes in college, herself. Wow. 

So she contacted me to ask if I could knit a big ol' red cowl for her, I was happy to oblige. This is the photo she sent:

It looks to me like a simple ribbed cowl, but then look at the bottom bit... Is that reverse stockinette stitch?

I could easily do a simple ribbed cowl, but why not at least look at some potential projects? There's the Infinitude Scarf by Jeni Chase: 

Tante Ehm's Northern Loop

Or do I go ahead and stick with the standard ribbed cowl, something like Mallory Cowl by Shannon Cook:

What do you think? I picked up some red, bulky yarn and have the giant needles to go with it...
- YX


  1. I think the Mallory is a close match, but my heart lies with the Northern Loop!! I may need to queue this up for myself!

  2. I really like Northern Loop - if you extended the ribbing on the edge, it might also look a bit more like your inspiration picture.

    Giant needles, FTW! I'm nearly finished with my fingering weight cowl, which is on 3s. UGH. Bring on the bulky!

  3. I think extending the ribbing on the Infinitude will probably be the most similar to the pic.

  4. Like Amy and Charlotte, I'm partial to the Northern Loop. I recently made a similar cowl: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sempiternity-scarf (although I forgot to take a picture before I gave it away), and it was fun to make. That said, the infinitude scarf looks like it would be just scrumptious in a bulky red yarn. I just want to shmush it! Happy knitting. :)