This super cuddly cozy cowly thing was born out of my frustration with trying to make this ridiculously bulky, irregular yarn into a sweater. It’s crap for sweaters, but perfect for something loose and cuddly. Alternating between K1P1 rib and stockinette (all knit) rnds keeps it from curling, and keeps the bubbles from clumping too densely. It knits FAST and would probably work with any bulky to gauge. The shoulders have raglan shaping, so it’s easy to adjust for other yarns by adding/subtracting increase rnds.
This actually looks surprisingly cute over a jacket or coat, kind of loosely bunched over the shoulders. It gives a sort of Russian Winter vibe that way. I’ve shown it over my brown & black jacket, but I think it would be nicer over a contrasting color. You can also wear the cowl as a hood.
Small (Medium, Large)—medium shown
7 (8, 9) balls Lana Grossa Ultra (discontinued–95% virgin wool/5% polymide; 38 yd; 50g) or similar extreme thick and thin yarn with similar yardage.
US 15 24″ circular
7 – 8 st alternating rows of K1P1 rib and stockinette
Alternate 1 round K1 P1 rib with 1 round Knit. This creates a looser, more regular fabric with fewer dense clumps.
Cowl: CO 36. Join round and place marker.
Work 12″ alternating between K1P1 rib and knit rounds.
Shoulders: K2, place marker, K16, place marker, K2, place marker, knit to end.
Increase Rnd: Kfbl (knit into front and back loop of stitch, so 1 st becomes 2) of the stitch directly after and before each marker, so each increase rnd will result in 4 additional stitches.
Work increase rnd (above), followed by K1P1 rnd.
Repeat 3 (5, 8) times.
Continue, alternating K and K1P1 rnds, until total length = 22 (24, 28)”, or desired length.
BO in K1 P1 rib.