You might remember a while ago I knit a Simon Cowl. Well, what you may not know is that I actually knit quite a few of them and gave them away as Christmas prezzies. The best part about giving someone a hand-made present is finding out how much they love them AND best of all… seeing them wearing it whilst loving it!
The only problem about hand-making Christmas prezzies is that it takes quite a while and usually means you don’t have time to knit yourself anything. BUT I think it’s important to treat yourself every now and then, which is exactly what I did this weekend. THIS WEEKEND I knit myself my very own Simon Cowl and it is oh-so cozy and oh-so fashionista-y. In fact, I think it might even be the trendiest thing I now own.
People are loving it so much that I even have 2 orders! (Yes, Lynne, I counted yours in amongst the 2!! Yours is next!)
Maybe I’ll just make wool babies for a living! Wooldn’t that be nice…
In case you fancy yourself a challenge (not really that hard, I promise), I’m gonna post my not-so-knit-speak directions. I call them not-so-knit-speak because have you ever tried to read knitting instructions. RIDICULOUS! These, you’ll be happy to find out, are in English…
HOW TO: SIMON COWL
- 1 roll (I refuse to call it a skein) of Lion Brand Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick® (yes, it’s really called THICK & QUICK!!!!)
- 1 pair of 12.75mm needles (no idea what that knit-speak means… am guess the width… but I’m including a picture)
- crochet hook
- Cut off 1.5 feet of wool to sew ends together. Put it in a SAFE place for later.
- Cast on 12 simple stitches (if you’re panicking right now… watch the video below. It will help!)
- Knit the shiz out of that scarf using the entire roll of wool.
- Weave your ends into the scarf stitches using the crochet hook.
- Sew (yes I realize this is knitting and not sewing but I don’t know what else to call it) the ends together using the crochet hook and the safe-place-for-later 1.5 feet of wool.
At some point I might try to do my own video elaborating on my not-so-knit-speak instructions. If I get requests… I might do it faster than otherwise self-motivated.