This chevron cowl is a great quick knitting project to make for a gift. I have just the right friend lined up for it and I really hope she likes it because I do!
This Sublime baby cashmere merino silk DK has been in my yarn stash for a while and I thought it would be a great soft yarn perfect to sit next to your neck which can be sensitive to some prickly wools. The plum colour is gorgeous and shiny due to the silk content in the yarn.
The pattern used just over one ball to enable three chevron repeats to be knitted for this cowl. You’ll find the Ravelry details here.
I really like the knitted rolled edges as a feature to this project. So you’re wondering where the pattern came from? It was actually part of a Craftsy class – One Skein Accessories: Chevron Collection taught by Aurora Sisneros. Craftsy is a great platform where you can learn from fabulous instructors in the privacy of your own home and in your own time. I’ve done a few before like ‘Knit lab’ where I made lacy keyhole scarf and ‘Clean & simple cake design’ which helped me to make this chevron cake with the wax paper transfer method. They are perfect for people like me who want to broaden their skills but have small children to look after as well which makes it difficult to go to training courses outside the home. There are new classes added all the time time and they cover many different categories like knitting, sewing, cooking, baking, crochet and even photography. No this is not a sponsored post – I just really like them! They often have sales on too so best to wait for one of them to purchase the courses you like.
I’m meeting my friend tomorrow to give it to her so I better go and make a card for her as well. Have you done any Craftsy classes that you thought were great? Do you wear cowls? Have you got a great cowl pattern to share? This is my first cowl and now I think I need to make another one for myself!