Last year you might remember that I knit nine H20 hats for my great Christmas give-away. This year I decided the give-away would be cowls. Back from the north, with a grand daughter in tow and limited knitting time, it was a perfect opportunity to start cowl number one.
Knit with one ball of Riot by King Cole, a chunky weight, 70/30, acrylic/wool blend, with 134 metres, it is a design of my own making. I cast on 125 stitches, working both the cast on then 3 rows of K1 P1 ribbing with a 8 mm circular needle.
After the ribbing, I switched to a 6.5 mm needle and worked a sequence of 5 rows of knitting, 5 rows of purling like so: Knit 5 rows, Purl 5 rows, Knit 5 rows, Purl 5 rows, Knit 5 rows.
Following that, I reverted to the 8 mm needle and finished with three rows of K1 P1 ribbing before casting off.
Earliest start to Christmas - Ever!