Today, we are getting classy folks. So let's keep those pinkies up because we are getting fancy with it.
Today, we are knitting my Wheat & Soy cowl. This cowl can easily be completed while sipping two glasses of pinot grigio from Sheep Thrills. The Wheat & Soy cowl is very cozy, warm, and the big knit gives this cowl a luxe, sophisticated edge. So what better to pair it with than a light and tart Italian pinot grigio?
Is this too fancy yet? Well don't get used to it, because I am still the Drunk Knitter. Sheep Thrills is a very respectable pinot grigio, but well, the the label features two parachuting sheep sipping pinot grigio like their life depended on it. So to match this, I am using a gloriously soft, and very synthetic roving that I picked up for $3 at a questionable big box store. Feel free to use your favorite Merino roving, I just prefer to save mine for the spinning wheel.
You will need:
300 g of roving. I used synthetic roving found at a big box store
Size 50 US/25 mm needles
A bottle of sheep thrills pinot grigio
A comfy chair
An even comfier blanket
A good Spotify playlist
Using the roving, Cast On about 5 stitches
Work the below garter stitch pattern until cowl measures 26 inches:
Garter Ridge Pattern
Row 3: Purl
The Garter Ridge Pattern in Pictures:
Bind off leaving a long tail. Use the tail to sew the two shorter ends of your rectangle together. I used my hands to weave the end into a mattress stitch. Or at least I think that's what I did. The outcome looked like a 8 year old trying to braid her hair for the first time. If you got a lumpy seam like I did, just take a few more gulps of wine and I promise it'll look perfect.
Voila, you got a sophisticated cowl. Work it with pride you classy babe you.
And remember, knit responsibly.
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