BEGINNER BROADFORD COWL © Project Weekend Creative LTD. 2019

BEGINNER BROADFORD COWL PATTERN

Blissfully soft and incredibly warm.
When all you want to do is bundle up and feel cozy, the Beginner Broadford Cowl will soon become the first thing you reach for.

Soft, cuddly vibes with a minimalist-influenced aesthetic, the Beginner Broadford Cowl is knit on circular needles, making it a dream to work up.  Just cast-on and go!

Our LOLL yarn features a special blend of Highland Wool and Alpaca fibers creating soft-as-a-kitten warmth and squishiness. Sustainably sourced and 100% naturally soft, (not chemically softened), LOLL is grown in the beautiful highlands of Peru and spun in a Fair Trade Certified facility.

With cashmere-like softness, LOLL is not too chunky or hot, making it a perfect choice for all of your upcoming projects (hats, scarves, sweaters, blankets, cowls, interiors accessories). And because it's naturally anti-itch, it's perfect for all those baby gifts you want to make or for anyone who is sensitive to the itch of natural wool.

PROJECT SKILL LEVEL : BEGINNER

This project is designed for anyone who has already tried a Learn-To-Knit pattern and is comfortable creating a knit stitch and is feeling ready to follow a simple stitch combination repeat pattern.

TIME TO MAKE

6-7 Hours

PATTERN SIZE

Adult : One size

PROJECT MEASUREMENTS

Finished Circumference : 20" 
Finished Height: 14.5"

GAUGE

21 stitches in 1x1 rib x 16 rows = 4" x 4" square

KIT CONTENTS

  • 2 balls of Project Weekend's LOLL, our exclusive "naturally soft, not chemically softened"
    65% Fine Peruvian Highland Wool / 35% Superfine Peruvian Alpaca yarn. Each ball weighs 125 GR. (4.4oz) and has 125m (137y). 
  • 1 pair of 8mm / US 11 24” Circular Knitting Needles   (optional with kit purchase)
  • 1 Knitters' Sewing Needle 
  • 1 Stitch Marker (XL) 
  • 1 "PROJECT WEEKEND X Me." Woven Label
  • 1 "Made For You" Maker Gift Hangtag
  • 1 Organic Cotton Project Bag

TECHNIQUE TUTORIAL VIDEOS & ILLUSTRATIONS

Not sure how to knit a specific technique? No worries, we've got your back! We've created videos and step-by-step illustrations for you to reference, so your project won't miss a beat.  They are conveniently located throughout and at the end of the pattern for you to click and learn from.  Happy Knitting!

A QUICK NOTE ABOUT GAUGE 

Taking some time before starting a knit project to make a gauge swatch can make all the difference between project success and total complete frustration.

A gauge swatch will tell you if you are knitting too tightly or too loose for the pattern you are creating. It helps make sure that what you are knitting will measure out and fit just right. If you are new to knitting, you can also think of the gauge swatch as a test run for learning your stitches before you start your main project.

Cast-on with the recommended gauge swatch stitch count and knit the number of rows indicated to achieve gauge.  So for this project, you will see that to achieve the correct gauge listed, you will need to Cast-on 21 Stitches and then knit 16 rows of K1, P1 (1x1 rib stitch).  Once finished, your swatch should measure out to 4” x 4”. If your swatch comes out too small, it means you are knitting too tightly, so loosen up your stitch tension a bit. If your swatch comes out larger than 4”x 4”, you are knitting too loosely, so tighten up your stitch. Once you have found your gauge, unravel your swatch & begin knitting your project! 

And when you're a beginner, gauge swatches are a fantastic tool to practice your stitches before you start your main project.  So don't rush through this process. Keep practicing this little square of fabric over and over until you have the look and tension you like.  

PROJECT NOTES

This project is knit in the round.

How to Use Circular Knitting Needles - Joining In The Round

PATTERN ABBREVIATIONS

1x1 RIB STITCH

K1: KNIT 1 stitch
P1: PURL 1 stitch

PATTERN

1. With a yarn tail approximately 85" long, make a slipknot and using the 8mm knitting needle, Cast-On 100 stitches using the LONGTAIL CAST-ON METHOD

2.  Place a stitch marker on your right needle and JOIN THE WORK IN THE ROUND, being careful not to twist any stitches. 

 3.  Round 1: *K1, P1 repeat from * to the end of the round. Transferring the stitch marker from the left to the right needle at the end of each round.

TIP: When you knit a repeat of K1, P1 you are creating a stitch pattern called 1x1 RIB.

4.  Round 2 & onwards: repeat round 1 until your work measures 14.5” from the cast on edge.

TIP: When you reach the last 10" of your first ball of yarn, for an invisible join, join the next ball using the Magic Knot Method. This is our favorite way to join yarn balls in the middle of our work because it completely eliminates the need to weave in any ends! 

FINISHING

5.  Once your work measures 14.5” from the cast-on edge, BIND-OFF your stitches, during this process, knit the knit stitches in your pattern and bind-off, and purl the purl stitches and bind-off. 

6.  Once you bind-off all stitches and remove the last stitch from the needle, cut a yarn tail 8"-10" long. Using your knitters' sewing needle, sew the yarn tail down through the first "bind-off" stitch (located right beside the yarn tail). This will force that higher stitch to blend down into the lower stitch and remove the "step" that is naturally created when you knit in the round so that you will have a beautifully smooth cast-off edge. 

6.  Weave in the loose ends and proudly sew on your Project Weekend x Me. woven label.

TECHNIQUE VIDEOS

How to make a slip-knot

How to Use Circular Needles -  Joining In The Round

HOW TO KNIT THE KNIT STITCH

HOW TO KNIT THE 1X1 RIB

How to Cast-On Using Longtail Cast-On Method

How to Use Stitch Markers

HOW TO KNIT THE PURL STITCH

How to Bind-Off (Cast-off)

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