What’s not to like about cowls? They keep your neck warm (and sometimes your ears warm). They don’t fall off and get lost while you’re shopping. And many are quick knits. All of these benefits make them a great idea for holiday knitting! Here are a few of my go-to favorites:
Aran weight, 180 yards, size 8 needle. Try Present by Mademoiselle C Biscotte & Cie Griffon, Cascade 220 Superwash Aran, or JulieSpins Aran.
Bulky weight, 250 yards, size 10 needle. Try Ice River Snood by Helen Stuart Fiber Company Tundra, or Spud and Chloe Outer.
DK weight, 200 yards, size 6 needle. Try A Noble Cowl by Emily Kausalik-Whittle Uncommon Thread Merino DK, Magpie Swanky DK, or Into the Whirled Dresden DK.
Fingering weight, 300-500 yards, size 6 needle. Try Song of the Sea by Louise Zass-Bangham Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere, Wollmeise Pure, or Uncommon Thread Everyday Singles.
Fingering weight, 200 yards, size 2 needle. Try Catherine Cowl by Bobbi Intveld Fiber Company Canopy Fingering, Uncommon Thread Posh Fingering, or Knerd String Fingering.
Super Bulky, 80-90 yards, size 15 needle. Try Howling Winds Cowl by Hannah Thiessen Malabrigo Caracol, or Malabrigo Rasta.
Fingering weight, 385-420 yards, size 5 needle. Try Summer Wind by Irishgirlieknits Abstract Fibers Super Sock, Hue Loco Phyllis, or H edgehog Fibres Sock.
Worsted weight, 275 yards, size 8 needle. Try Olivia Cowl by Michele Rose Orne Blue Sky Woolstok, Cascade 220, or Malabrigo Rios.
by me – easy pattern in link notes. Worsted weight, 300 yards, size 9 needle. Try Cozy Cowl Spud and Chloe Sweater, Stonehedge Shepherd’s Wool, or Uncommon Thread Lush Worsted.
Worsted weight, 320 yards, size 7 needle. Try Slipping Through the Cracks by YaYa Lovestoknit Spun Right Round SW Merino Worsted, Dream in Color City, or Malabrigo Rios.
Do you have other quick knits that you like to make around the holidays?
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P.S. This week’s book winners and next week’s book winners will both be announced on the 12/10 blog post.