Once upon a time, I was lucky enough to win 4 skeins of Twinkle Soft Chunky yarn. Though I adore big chunky yarn, it sure is difficult to pull off sweater-wise: a lesson hard-learned. After knitting most of a couple of sweaters that made me look like a morbidly obese "Where's Waldo", I decided this particular yarn would be best knit into accessories:
Pattern: Mobius Cowl from Bernat "Cold Front" booklet (purists will argue this is not a true mobius, but whatevs: it's twisted!)
Yarn: Twinkle Soft Chunky in Peacock Blue (possibly discontinued colour?) Not sure on the quantity as the yarn was re-used from a previous project. Perhaps two skeins?
Needles: 12.75 mm
Mods: I did some numbah-crunchin' and modified the pattern for my heavier yarn gauge.
Quick, easy, totally satisfying knit. Unfortunately, I didn't really factor in the spread of the stitch pattern combined with just how darn HUGE this yarn is. The weight of the cowl means it just keep on growing! Now, I'm not one to shy away from bold fashion accessories, but there is a line between bold and foolish. After a couple of outings, I began to feel like the cowl was eating my head. Your fashion statements shouldn't make you look like this guy:
I love a great big dramatic cowl, but I think this is destined to be re-knit. I'm not thrilled with the way the twist lies around the neck either. I do love me some shaker rib though, and will definitely use this pattern for a do-over! As usual, my heavy winter knits are being completed just in time for spring. Oopsie!