When I was young, my family would head to the Como Park in St. Paul, MN, even in the depths of winter. Como includes the first zoo in Minnesota, founded in 1897, and a lakeside pavillion and 18-hole golf course, all biking distance from my childhood home. This simple, puffy cowl is a tribute to the puffy coats and giant mittens I wore to tromp around and ski across the frozen gold course or watch the big cats frolic in the snow.
This cowl is knit in garter stitch, then grafted using kitchener. Slipped stitches along the edge are then picked up and knit with the contrasting color in a simple stockinette edge, rolling down to smooth over any bumpy edges.
Finished cowl measures 21 inches 53cm circumference and 9 inches 22.8cmdeep.
10 sts and 12 rows over 4 inches 10cm in garter stitch (rows can vary due to blocking).
• MC: 90 yds 82m super bulky yarn
• CC: 30 yds 27m super bulky yarn
• US size 15 10mm needles for knitting flat.
• US size 15 10mm needles for knitting in the round.