Wrap yourself up in this beautiful chunky knit cowl scarf this fall as the weather turns cool. Believe it or not autumn is only a short stint away, temperatures are dropping and the sun is setting a little earlier each night. It’s almost time to dig out all those soft chunky knit scarves & cozy sweaters we have stashed in the back of closets and buried in bottom of our drawers. I’m trying hard to resist the urge to pack up my favourite pair of leather flip flops and that cute sundress I didn’t get a chance to wear over the summer. Anyone who knows me will share that I am all about wearing what’s comfortable and let’s face it, there is nothing more wonderful than wrapping yourself in a soft fuzzy wool. The homemade chunky knitted cowl is a unique and easy trend not to be missed.
Perhaps your crafty like me which means it’s time to dig out those knitting needles and knit a beautiful one of a kind chunky knit cowl just for yourself. I must warn you…chunky cowl knits are addicting once you get started. It took me 3 days of casual knitting to finish this scarf for my daughter and I just picked up two more skeins of wool to start on another for my youngest.
It’s just been in the last few days that I have started to notice the leaves are changing colours and the bold yellows, brilliant oranges and bright reds are all around us. Autumn is probably one of my favourite season but it goes by so quick here.
I’m holding off for as long as I can because I know when I drag all of our knits out of the closet and toss it in the washer to “freshen them up” it’s going to snow (in the summer every time I get my van washed it rains) and I am not ready “to build a snowman” just yet.
Wasn’t it just last weekend that both of my daughters were rummaging through giant bins of over priced kids accessories while I stood by with a fake smile plastered on my face while inside I was silently screaming “Back away from the cheap earring that are going to turn your ears lobes green and the hideous plastic headbands that will leave indents on the side of your head!”
Hey…wait a minute .. what did I just seem them pull out of that bin but a beautiful child sized knit cowl. **insert happy dance**
Summer is slipping away and Autumn is only a short stint away, temperatures are already starting to dip and we have entered that awkward multi seasonal dressing that Albertans love to hate. It’s cold enough in the morning for a sweater and blue jeans yet by lunch time you’re want to slip on a pair of flip flops and shorts. Although the thoughts of snowstorms, zero degree temperatures and icy conditions are not what we look forward to, why not focus on the brighter side.. fall fashion! But have you seen the price of scarves these days? Who spend $20 on a infinity scarf for an 8-year-old? Or a 4-year-old for that matter? Not this momma that’s for sure! With prices like those it not wonder I have a love hate relationship with clothes shopping.
More hate than love but, strangely enough I don’t mind shopping so much when It’s for my kids. They aren’t subjected to harsh dressing room lighting and pretty much everything they put on their bodies fits exactly the way they were designed to fit. The pieces match perfectly and coordinate with other pieces making it easier for them to choose want to wear that day. Having said that I hardly ever shop so, it takes something as startling as realize the baggy blue jeans that my daughter got for Christmas are now Capri pants. Dang! it’s time to go shopping and of course the stores are over crowded and you can’t move around and all I want to do is pick out what we need and get out of there! Wishful thinking on my part but there they were elbows deep into the children’s accessories bin when we spied the most beautiful white chunky knit cowl. I fumbled to find the price tag hidden in the soft and warm wool and almost choked on my gum when I read the tag. $19.95.
Who spend $20 on a knit cowl for an 8-year-old? Or a 4-year-old for that matter?
Not this momma that’s for sure!
I’m cheap but I’m crafty. My nana taught me how to knit years ago when I was just a little girl so,I decided the store could keep theirs and I would save $15.00 and knit one instead.
This has to be one of the easiest, most basic patterns for knitting a chunky cowl or Infinity scarf. I didn’t create this pattern and have no idea who did but, I have had so many people already ask me how I made her “infinity scarf” that I’m posting it here so you can make one for yourself. (or you can pay me $30 and I will make one for you!)
Plus, I dug up some “How to” links so you if you’re a beginner you can easily learn each of the stitches
Chunky Knit Cowl Pattern
Cast on 15 stitches.
Work Moss Stitch until you run out of yarn.
Row 1- K1*,P1* across an odd number of stitches.
Repeat row until you have about 3 feet of yarn left.
BO, FO, leaving a 12 inch tail. Using a large darning needle and yarn like thread, sew short sides together with a half-twist to give a cowl an infinity loop.
Here’s the finished knit Cowl I finished last night for my middle daughter….
Switch up your style by adding this Chunky Cowl knit this fall.