One day, I hit upon a plan to make a cowl using 2 completely different balls of wool.
I had a ball of 8ply variegated browns and a ball of 8ply creme. Together, they formed a ball of 16ply which would knit up in no time at all.
Using 8mm knitting needles, cast on 32 stitches using the provisional cast on of your choice. I like the crochet cast on which is basically crocheting stitches over a knitting needle. It is very easy to master and very quick as well.
Set up a K1, P1 rib and knit until your cowl measures 100cm.
To finish: Undo your provisional cast on and place onto a knitting needle. Hold your two needles at shoulder height with the working needle at the front and let the cowl drape between the two of them. Take the needle at the back and point it in the opposite direction. This will create a twist in the cowl.
Cast off: Making sure that you have the twist in your cowl, line up your knitting and knit a stitch from the front needle and the corresponding stitch from the back needle together. Repeat and cast off the first 'double knitted stitch'. Continue in the usual manner.
That's it. No doubt you will have finished it in one evening as it knits up remarkably quickly.
True mobius fans will probably be aghast at this way of making a cowl, but - at the end of the day, it's quick, easy and warm. The 3 things needed in a cowl.
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Keep warm and Happy Knitting,
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