Kathie, one of Berroco's most versatile employees, was recently experimenting with new ways to use Berroco Link™, our jumbo-sized multicolored wool blend. She ended up creating an adorable cowl that requires no special skill other than tying a few knots. It's a perfect last-minute gift idea, and a great project for children. Since there's enough yarn in a hank to make two cowls, it's also economical. For two cowls, all you'll need is one hank of Link and about 36" of scrap yarn in a matching color.
Here's how to make your own version of Kathie's Cowl:
1. Wrap Link 9 or 10 times around two stationary objects placed approx. 28"–32" apart (such as the arms of a chair, or someone's hands). Cut the yarn and knot the ends together, without removing it.
2. Cut two 9" pieces of scrap yarn. Tie one piece around all strands of Link in same place as the knot. Tie the second piece around all strands of Link at the opposite end of the cowl.
3. To wear, place the cowl around your neck with one tie in the back. Loop the front half around your neck again, so that both ties are at the back.