This supersized infinity cowl is knit on your arms (without the use of needles) and can be found in a very innovative and fun book called Knitting without Needles: A Stylish Introduction to Finger & Arm Knitting by Anne Weil. This awesomely chunky cowl is available in 3 thicknesses for the changing seasons and the chill in the air. Simply hold 3 or 4 strands together to get your desired thickness. Use super soft fibers such as alpaca, merino wool, and cotton to prevent itching.
Anne Weil includes wonderful photo tutorials and written instructions with her patterns so that even the novice can make all of her patterns. Please visit her site at Flax & Twine to see video tutorials and more lovely patterns!
Kit includes Knitting without Cables (pattern inside) and selected yarn.
DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN-BIG COWL: Bulky by Blue Sky Fibers (50% Alpaca / 50% Wool; 100g/45 yds): 6 Skeins. Shown in Polar Bear. 3 strands held together. Click here to view full catalog of colors. This wonderfully scrumptious yarn will not disappoint due to its ultra soft & buttery hand and strong construction.
DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN-MEDIUM COWL: ASAP by Madelinetosh (100% Merino Wool; 90yds): 3 Skeins. Shown in Mica. 3 strands held together.
DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN-SLIM COWL: Super Soft Merino by Purl Soho (100% Merino Wool; 100g/87 yds): 4 Skeins. Shown in Sea Salt. 3 strands held together.
ALTERNATE YARN-MEDIUM COWL: Rasta by Malabrigo (100% Merino Wool; 150g/89 yds) 3 Skeins. 3 strands held together. This gorgeous kettle-dyed yarn has lots of depth and tonal variegation and is very similar to ASAP. PRE-ORDER now available in all colors. Contact us before placing order for color availability. This yarn is imported from Uruguay and certain colors are backordered.
ALTERNATE YARN-BIG COWL: Outer by Spud & Chloë (65% Superwash Wool / 35% Certified Organic Cotton; 100g/60yds): 5 Skeins. 3 Strands held together. This is a great selection for warmer climates because of the cotton content. The cotton allows the blanket to breathe while the wool holds in just enough heat to make this a practical item despite its thickness. The vibrant colors will make this cowl a work of art!
NEEDLES: No needles required! Simply use your arms.
SKILL LEVEL: Beginner
GAUGE: 1.75 stitches = 1 inch
SIZE: Small (Medium, Large) 12 (13, 15") [30.5 (33, 38 cm)] wide; 62" (157.5 cm) long. Please note that the # of skeins required is the same for all cowl sizes. Please use the Pattern Overages Service to return full skeins and exchange for other yarns.
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: 12 (13, 15)" wide x 62" long
YARDAGE: 250 - 370 yds
Cowl images courtesy of Flax & Twine, yarn images courtesy of Yarn Loop, Blue Sky Fibers & Spud & Chloë