I was in search of something to do with my bulky thick and thin yarn. I came up with this cowl, it is very simple and turned into a textured beauty. It has nice structure, and can stand straight up to cover your face and ears, or it can be folded in half to be less "in your face". This cowl/yarn is named after a sweet little white Alpaca that I worked with on the farm when I was young. He was such a cutie, and when I look at this cowl I can see his beautiful fluffy white fleece knitted into it.
By Emily Michetti for Your Daily Dose of Fiber
Sizes: One Size, this cowl measures 25" around. If a larger cowl is desired you can simply add another skein to increase the length. The cowl is designed to be close to the neck.
Materials: 2 Skeins of Your Daily Dose of Fiber's Bulky Thick and Thin Merino "Waldo". Size U.S. 11 circular or straight needles.
Cast on 26 Stitches, using the long tail cast on method. (do not join in the round, cowl is worked flat)
Row 1: K2, P2 (repeat until end of row)
Row 2: K2, P2 (repeat until end of row)
Repeat rows 1 & 2, 86 more times or until piece measures 25" from cast on edge.
Cast off and seam both ends together with the tail pieces from each end. Block lightly.
That's it! very simple! Feel free to play with the needle size. If you want a more open weave or a less structured cowl try going up a size or two.
Hope you enjoy!