So it begins. A few weeks ago I mentioned that we would be moving soon. Tom is starting a new job in San Jose on Tuesday. About 6 hours from where we are living at the moment. We have been waiting for this time for months and I am so excited, relieved, and sad that it is here. In the morning he is leaving for San Jose. Brae and I are staying here until after the holidays.
We are going to miss him, but I know that it is for the best. This new path in life is going to provide us with so many opportunities! I am so excited at what is to come this next year. I have so much planned!
But, onto the free pattern. Tom's job involves working outside in almost all weather and in unpleasant surroundings. Its an active job and he cant bother with a scarf falling off or getting in the way.
So I thought a cowl would be the perfect solution! Now the problem was finding a pattern. One that a guy would like. I had just finished making the Star Crossed Beret and I loved the pattern. I decided to use it to make Tom's Cowl. I didn't improvise the pattern much but it came out fantastic! Here you go!
-US10.5 16inch circular needle
-One ball of worsted weight yarn (I used Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in Mocha Twist)
1. Loosely cast on 72 stitches.
2. Work 1x1 ribbing for 5 rows.
3. Work following pattern two times.
Rounds 1-4, 6-10, and 12: Knit all stitches
Round 5: *Slip 3 to Cable Needle (CN), hold in back, K3, K3 from CN, K3. Repeat from * until end of the round.
Round 11: *K3, slip 3 to CN, hold in front, K3, K3 from CN. Repeat from * until end of the round.
4. Work 1x1 ribbing for 5 rows.
5. Bind off loosely.
I noticed that the cowl sits very nicely with the bind off edge on the top near the chin and the cast on edge on the bottom.