Thursday, August 16, 2012

Rayas Cowl & Scarf

This all started as a stash busting, get something for my husband on the needles type of project.  I like to try to always have something in progress for my hubby.  I can't confirm it, but I think it makes him feel a little more loved.  I wasn't sure where it was going, but I knew I wanted stripes and color blocks. 

Enter the Rayas Scarf

As I knit and knit all those miles of garter stitch, I kept thinking to myself, "Self, you could totally borrow this from time to time.  I'm sure hubby wouldn't have a problem with it.  But maybe you should make yourself another one in different colors, just so you don't look like the wonder twins walking in the mall.  And while you're at it, make it a cowl, so you're not fumbling with trying to keep it on while running after the kids."  And so was born the Rayas Cowl

Then I said "Self, that was a good idea.  But you know what? You should totally share this with other people, so eeeeveryone can have a squishy cowl or scarf like this."

Here are the details
$3.49 USD

This is a pattern for BOTH the Cowl and the Scarf. Simple stripes and wonderful texture make this perfect for men and women.

The scarf is knit flat length-wise, then stitches are picked up at both ends to finish.
The cowl can be knit in the round, or worked flat then seamed. Instructions are provided for both methods.

Scarf – 85” x 7” (216cm x 17.75cm)
Cowl – 60” around x 7” (152.5cm around x 17.75cm)

Scarf: 450 Yards fingering weight in Main Color (MC)
400 yards fingering weight in Contrasting Color (CC)
Cowl: 300 Yards fingering weight in Main Color (MC)
225 yards fingering weight in Contrasting Color (CC)
I’ve added a small buffer of 15 - 25 yards for each as added insurance that you’ll have enough yarn to finish the project. When in doubt, it’s best to have more, and not less.

US Size 5 (3.75mm) or size needed to obtain gauge

20 stitches = 4” in Garter stitch on washed and blocked swatch.

Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

I cannot wait to get some cooler weather.  I'm dying to wear this bad boy.  Truth be told though...the image that I have in my head wearing the cowl, looks way cooler and much much thinner than I currently am. I can see me wearing some really cool khakis, with a denim jacket, boots and awesome jewelry like dangly earrings (which I never wear. I wear some studs that I take off only to shower), and fun bracelets.  Oh and did I mention that in said vision my butt looks great in those khakis?  shea....not likely.  Man do I need to start really working out. 


1 comment:

  1. oh this is beautiful..i want to knit one for my hubby..but not sure he would wear it..i really want to knit one for me and love the garter stitch look..thank you for sharing..awesome