Squishy is a cowl designed for speedy knitting. Worked in one skein of bulky yarn, this cowl will fly off your needles – ideal for gifting. The deceptively simple stitch pattern makes it suitable for advanced beginners as well as experienced knitters. Texture and squish are gratifyingly high in this project!
Designing this cowl proved unexpectedly challenging: it had to be a quick knit, seamless, and use basic techniques, while still providing visual and textural interest with good stitch definition. As it turns out, the wrong side of the cowl is attractive too, so it’s reversible!
Valley Yarns Superwash Bulky (100% Extra Fine Superwash Merino Wool; 109 yds [100m]/100g): Color Teal (09) 1 skein
Thanks to Webs for donating the yarn and to Marie for knitting the sample!
Size US 10 (6 mm) 16” (40cm) circular needles or 32” (80cm) or longer for magic loop technique
Or size needed to obtain gauge
15 sts and 20 rnds = 4” (10cm) in ribbing, after light blocking
13 sts and 22 rnds = 4” (10cm) in body pattern, after light blocking
19” (48cm) circumference x 7” (18cm) height
Tapestry needle, 9 removable stitch markers.
Padma likes to design wearables with a simple aesthetic that are fun to make and wear.
She thinks knitting, crochet and Tunisian crochet are equally absorbing and finds it exciting to be able to switch from one craft to another.
Her Ravelry user name is PadmaR.