When the gorgeous OUR Yarn arrived at Fringe Supply Co., we were of course eager to see it knitted up. I’d already made my Log Cabin Mitts in the DK weight (we’re now down to just a couple sweaters’ worth of the DK, in black only) so we asked my pal Jo Strong to knit up the Double Basketweave Cowl using one strand of chunky instead of the two strands of DK called for in the pattern. The result is the deeply beautiful black cowl I’ve been wearing on chilly days in the studio (as seen in yesterday’s 10×10 outfits, Day 9).
We still have lots of the chunky-weight OUR Yarn, in both black and toffee, so if you’d like to use it to knit a Double Basketweave Cowl of your own (free pattern here on the blog), or any other chunky yarn, here’s how to tweak the pattern to wind up with roughly the same finished dimensions:
– Hold one strand of chunky-weight yarn throughout (rather than 2 strands of DK held together)
– Other than that, cast on and proceed with the pattern exactly as written
– Work rounds 1-10 of the basketweave stitch 3 times
– Work rows 1-5 again (so you’re working 3.5 repeats, instead of 4)
– Work the 4 ribbing rounds and BO as written
Jo knitted this cowl with 2 skeins of the OUR Yarn chunky, with a bit left over, and it blocks out to almost exactly the same dimensions as the pattern. Your results may vary slightly with a different yarn — just make sure you’re matching the pattern gauge, as usual.
Happy weekend, everyone!
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Beautiful cowl pattern (I have my own!) Can imagine how delightful and warm it would be in chunky yarn.
Nice! I have some gorgeous Welsh organic chunky yarn – thrifted, no less – and I’ve been wondering what to do with it…
That sounds fantastic!
I’ve been looking for a cowl pattern for a chunky New Zealand wool a friend brought back. I only have 310 yards so I might have to make this smaller, but this one might win…