I never had a desire to knit when I was growing up: it was all about sewing to me. I remember seeing a designer who made these fabulous dresses from crocheted blankets. It sorta crossed my mind then, but never caught my interests. Upon moving to Colorado and starting to work at a little yarn and fabric shop part time, I was introduced to the world of knitting. Sure enough, I caught the bug. Every year, the Colorado Avalanche (Hockey Team) hosts a Sticks & Stitches event, where a whole bunch of knitters knit and watch the hockey game. I wanted to go, but didn’t know how to knit or crochet and figured I’d be a weirdo if I wasn’t doing anything. So I learned. I am not good by any means, and I get distracted VERY easily so counting and creating complex patterns just isn’t in it for me! I drop stitches, and purl when I am supposed to knit. LOL. I am very much like Linda Belcher from Bob’s Burgers trying to knit. Nevertheless, I do enjoy it. I sit down with my husband and dogs, and binge watch some NETFLIX show, all while snuggling squishy soft yarn.
Since I have the knitting and purling down, I can make hats and scarves, and really basic sweaters, although, I have only finished one sweater, and the other attempt still needs a sleeve (maybe 2019 will be my year to finish it….started the cardigan over 2 years ago, sheesh!). I’d love to make socks but honestly that yarn is just too dang tiny for me. I have a friend (@socksbysiri on Instagram) who makes the most fabulous socks, and I swear she cranks out AT LEAST one pair a week.
Anyway, this holiday break, I knit up this cowl neck scarf. It’s super simple, so here’s the pattern! I used 2 skeins of Lion Brand thick yarn. I used size 15 needles with a 22 inch cord to knit in the round. I cast on 90 stitches, and just knit 1, then purl 1 till I got to the end, then cast off. Super simple. It gave me a slight ribbing pattern (when I didn’t mess up the pattern). But overall, it still looks good, and as long as you aren’t looking too close or a knitting snob, you’ll probably like it too! Cheers to snuggly cowl neck scarves!