Because my brain has this compulsion to keep iterating on an idea... even though I should have checked off the Arm Knit Infinity Cowl and moved on to the other things waiting for me I couldn't help but try a variation: color blocking.
I love it on sweaters and other apparel. Why not this cowl?
So I tried it in a couple of my favorite neutrals, grey and taupe. Very wearable, for me anyway.
And I tried it in charcoal and red. Kind of a lumberjack look. Reds are tricky. This is a bit too bright for me. Or maybe I just haven't found the right thing to wear it with.
But wouldn't this be fun in neon + grey? Or white + black?
Would you make one? What colors?
Click through for the how-to.
P.S. **Do you crochet? I'm looking for testers for an earflap hat pattern in the works. If you are interested please email me with the subject "crochet tester" Thanks! **
COLOR-BLOCKED ARM KNIT COWL
- 2 skeins COLOR 1 yarn
- 2 skeins COLOR 2 yarn
- Your bare arms
- My original tutorial
To make: follow my original Arm Knit Infinity Cowl tutorial BUT switch your yarn color half way through. The pattern looks like this:
Color-Blocked Arm Knit Cowl Pattern
- Working with COLOR 1, hold two strands together and cast on 12 stitches.
- Knit every row for 10 rows.
- Cut a long tail (about 20 inches) and switch to COLOR 2. Knit 10 rows.
- Bind off all stitches
- Seam cast-on and bound-off edges together to form a giant loop.
- Weave in ends.
Here are a few photos for extra explanation:
After arm-knitting 10 rows with your COLOR 1 yarn (mine is charcoal grey in this example), cut a long tail (I like mine long enough to weave down the length to one of the ends so I can bury it in the seam when finishing), and then switch to COLOR 2.
You can simply leave the tail of COLOR 1 hanging and then grab COLOR 2 and go to work, or you can tie the tail of COLOR 1 to what will be the tail of COLOR 2 and then start arm-knitting. I've tied a knot below:
After arm-knitting the 11th row your project will look like this:
Keep going and bind off, seam and weave in the ends as usual. Enjoy!