Britta’s Cowl

When my sister saw my cowl, she asked me if I would knit her a cowl like mine if she bought the yarn. I love knitting with baby alpaca so I was all over that offer, but the more we talked about what she wanted, the more I realized that drapey alpaca lace was not it. I showed her lots of pictures of cowls and what did she want?


Plain seed stitch in chunky not-so-drapey yarn. I made a variety of interesting sketches but I finally just decided that if she just wants seed stitch, that is what I should knit.


I cast on 140 stitches on 10 mm needles. I used two skeins of Lion Brand Thick and Quick and worked in seed stitch until I was out of yarn.


It was a nice mindless knit. It was good to work on while watching Sherlock. By the way, did anyone else yell at their TV at the end of the last episode? Who ends a show like that when it hasn’t been renewed yet?!?!?!

Anyways, I’m pretty happy with how this turned out, even if it was a bit plain. I think I might make myself a gigantor cowl like this, but mine will be more interesting.







  1. The BBC confirmed a second series: Not seen the last one yet, myself, so will keep n eye out for the cliff-hanger. The cowl is perfect, and your sister is gorgeous.

  2. That is a pretty color. Looks like she loves it 🙂

  3. that cowl looks amazing, what a great gift!!

  4. […] was a bit envious of the bulky long cowl I made for my sister so I ordered some Rowan Big Wool and made myself one! The yarn came in the mail and the same day […]

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