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The Kiddie Cowl

December 18, 2013

I first discovered my love of kiddie cowls a couple years ago. My friend was turning some sweatpants into capri’s and Hunter took the leg and put it over her head. She didn’t take it off for hours. I kept putting it on her and everywhere we went people asked us where we got it!

Thus began my love of the kiddie cowl. No bulk under a coat, nothing to fiddle with or to fall off and get lost, it’s perfect! This year I’m making kiddie cowls for many of the wee ones I know, we have 3  patterns and I think I’ll make one of each.

Tall Dark and Handsome ::: simple and satisfying texture

As I’ve said, I just love this pattern. Tall Dark and Handsome is perfect for the little men I know and it works just fine for a lass too! Simple combinations of knits and purls result in a texture that reminds me of wheat. It seemed fitting that I used Madelinetosh Vintage in Winter Wheat for Hunter’s latest cowl.

Oats ::: free and fabulous for new knitters

Oats is from our Simple Collection, so it’s free! Oats stylishly combines garter and stockinette to create a lovely asymmetrical cowl. It comes in 3 sizes, Adult Short (just over the head), Adult long (to wrap luxuriously), and of course, Kiddie!

Gather ::: an intriguing and easy technique

If you are looking for a cowl that looks more complicated (but really isn’t) we have just the pattern for you. Gather uses a simple technique called smocking to create a stitch that looks a bit like cabling. The cowl has smocking stitch all over but don’t worry if you haven’t tried it before, you can follow our step-by-step tutorial.  It’s much easier than cabling, and creates such a great high-relief result!

How do you keep your kiddies warm? Mittens on string? Cozy cabled caps?

A few other adorable wee things…


2 Comments leave one →
  1. December 19, 2013 10:48 am

    Reblogged this on The Darkness in the Light.

  2. December 19, 2013 9:17 am

    that is such a great cowl! I’ve been wanting to make a kiddie cowl for my little girl, they just seem so much more practical than a scarf for the wee folk. Off to check out the pattern now….

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