FO - Simple Man's Cowl

PaxKnitter's picture

I knitted this cowl for Chris (however I'm modelling it in the attachment). I saw the pattern in a Lion Brand e-newsletter. It's super simple. I used Lion Brand's Organic Cotton for this, but there's lots of possibilities for substitution. I need to find a stretchier bind-off before I do this again, but overall I'm pretty satisfied with it.

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michaelpthompson's picture

I was watching Knitting

I was watching Knitting Daily on television the other day, and a woman showed a bind off technique that was a lot stretchier than the normal one. It was named after a country, but I can't remember which one. The directions were the same as I found on their web site at:

There are two versions here, both of which are stretchier than the usual. If I remember what country is was called, I'll let you know. :-)

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PaxKnitter's picture

Thanks, I'll give that a

Thanks, I'll give that a try.


TheKnittingMill's picture

It looks great! I like a

It looks great! I like a lot of cowl patterns that Lion Brand has on their site.

Kerry's picture

That looks great Paul. It's

That looks great Paul. It's winter here now so I'm thinking of knitting one in wool.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Very nice, Paul. -- Books,

Very nice, Paul. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

QueerJoe's picture

That looks incredibly

That looks incredibly comfortable and fashionable...nice combination and nice choice of yarn.

For a nice stretchier bind-off, I love EZ's sewn bind-off (I use it on collars and toe-up socks) and it kind of replicates the long-tail cast-on:

It sounds a little intimidating, but it's really quite easy.

PaxKnitter's picture

Thanks, I'll take a look at

Thanks, I'll take a look at that. I was thinking about using Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off on the next one. Maybe I'll try them both.


2manyhobbies's picture

It does look very nice,

It does look very nice, Paul... i've never knitted one before, but it looks like a great project that wouldn't take a lot of yarn.

PaxKnitter's picture

It takes about one skein and

It takes about one skein and a quarter of the Lion Brand Organic Cotton. I used about a skein and a half as I wanted it to have a bit more length so it would bunch up a little more.


PaxKnitter's picture

Yeah, I'm thinking same

Yeah, I'm thinking same thing. Easy knit-up for X-mas gifts.


purlyman's picture

Nice!! That looks a lot

Nice!! That looks a lot like the "Man (or Anyone's) Cowl". It looks really great! I did about 8 of them last Christmas... great for gifts!!