Every year for our Christmas party, we do a Secret Santa gift exchange. For this year’s exchange, I had my beautiful friend, Kaitlin. Although I love to give all types of gifts, homemade/handmade/diy are my favorite. So, every year for the gift exchange, I try to give at least one thing that I created.
Like myself, Kaitlin is a teacher, so I can relate to her style and wardrobe. I chose to make a cowl for Kaitlin because I knew it was a piece that she could wear both indoors and out. It is a simple addition to winter outfits that can keep you warm, but still be stylish. (Pattern Below)
If you are a novice in the world of knitting, this is the perfect pattern for you. It’s straight knitting, every row, with super-big needles and super-thick yarn. I was able to finish this scarf in two sittings, and I am a very slow knitter.
Yarn: Lion Brand Thick & Quick / Charcoal (1.5 skeins)
Needles: US Size 19
Cast on 23 stitches
Knit every row until piece measures 30 inches (2 1/2 feet)
Bind off end
Join together ends with a large yarn needle (be sure not to twist the scarf before the ends are joined together)