Finished - The Mega Moss Cowl

Quite a few months ago now I saw an hilariously over-the-top enormous knitted cowl by the Wool and The Gang, and instantly knew I also needed a giant chunky cowl for winter, but costing about $40, and not over 100 euros.... I still classify myself very much as a beginner knitter, and my repertoire to date involves scarves, cowls and a WIP 3D Kombi van, but it was obviously a simple tube, knitted in nice chunky yarn, in moss stitch on quite chunky needles. This is the first project where I have used moss (or seed) stitch and it creates the most luscious waffly spongy texture, especially with the yarn I used.....

I used 4 balls of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino in black that I found on eBay - the seller was destashing her yarn stash and it was great value at about $40 posted. It's just the most beautiful yarn, super chunky and so very soft - it almost feels like soft felted noodles. I think from memory it is 80% merino and 20% cashmere.  I found 12mm wooden needles in an opshop for $2, cast on 30 stitches and just kept knitting until I finished the 4 balls, leaving enough to sew up the 2 ends to form a lovely warm squidgy cowl. It's really quite big as seen at the blocking stage:

It's quite versatile depending on whether you want just a chic neck warmer, or your shoulders warmed too, or if you want to keep your ears warm on a windy wintery Melbourne day and don't mind looking like a babushka Granny .....


  1. You did a great job, I love how versatile the cowl is. 10/10


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