Schnapps and I have been looking at some of the new cowls and shawls that are out this year. We have never watched Outlander, but hear that many great knit designs are seen on that show. All the patterns we saw called for yarn or needles that we didn't have readily available, so Schnapps spent his Football Sunday making this. I wasn't sure that I would like it, but it is actually very comfortable and toasty warm and it looks cute too. Wide enough to cover your shoulders, but not long enough to get in my way while you are knitting!
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Since everyone else seemed to like it also, we figured we would share our pattern with you. This is easily knit by a beginner.
Schnapps used Homespun Thick and Quick and this used less than one skein. Using size 19 needles give the finished fabric an airy, flowing feel without sacrificing warmth.
Cast on 27 stitches.
Knit all stitches in every row until your piece is 31 to 33 inches in length. This is the length that worked well for me. If you have wider shoulders, just knit a few more rows and make it longer.
Bind off all stitches keeping tension even.
Place bind off and cast on rows together. Flip one side over to form the twist and seam.
Fluff it out and arrange it - this honestly took me longer than it took Schnapps to knit the whole thing!
Slide it over your shoulders and stay warm. Or, better yet, give it as a gift to someone special.
See? Super simple and super quick!