cowls seem to be the knit du jour on blogs as of late, and it's been so bloody cold out so i thought i'd knit up one of my own.
i used plymouth expressions becos it was a nice bulky yarn and i knew it would knit up quick. using size 13 needles, i used cat bordhi's moebius cast on and cast on 52 stitches.
i planned to knit a basketweave mobius but forgot to K4P4 about 2 rows in. not a problem i thought, it'll be a garter mobius. until i was 5 rows in and realized the cowl was half purl half stockinette. i then remembered that when knitting garter on cowls, you have to alternate knit and purl rows. *headpalm*
no biggy. it'll just be a ribbly looking cowl. so i knit 5 rows and purled 5 rows.
fits nicely around the neck - i was afraid it might be too tight. i was glad it was only a 50(100) stitch cowl.
and it will be cuddly and warm around my neck when wearing a coat.
i cast this cowl on in the morning, and finished it by evening. most of the knitting i did while waiting for a doctor's appointment. hence, why it's "quick and dirty".