Saturday, December 15

Coboda Scarves, Cowl, Mitts & Hat

Coboda is an easy and fun scarf to knit for yourself or gifting. Coboda stands for Cast On, Bind Off, and Do Again! It's the kind of scarf that makes you want to start another as soon as you finish the one you are making. They are addictive!

So much so that I uses this technique to create 2 different scarves, a cowl, a pair of fingerless mitts, and a hat! LOL!

These are great projects for using up odd skeins of smooth textured worsted weight yarn in almost any fiber. No blocking needed!

You'll need size 8 needles for the scarves and cowl and size 7 for the mitts and hat. The lace edging is knit as you go. The short and long scarves start with just a few stitches, increase and work even. The long scarf then tapers back to a few stitches. I used 2 balls of Patons Bamboo Baby for the long scarf and 1 skein Lion Brand Amazing for the shorter one. The cowl was knit with a single skein of Yarn Bee Diva Sequin.

Long scarf - 200 yards

Short Wrap Scarf - 147 yards
Cowl - 200 yards

Hat - 125 yards

Fingerless mitts - 95 yards

The cowl is a little more challenging. You begin with a provisional cast on. After knitting is complete, unzip the provisional cast on, remount the stitches and join the edges with a graft. I'll show you how. (Or cast on normally, bind off at end, and sew the seam if you prefer.)

The hat and mitts both start with a provisional cast on and are grafted at the end. The hat uses no-wrap short rows to form the crown. The mitts use these short rows to form the thumb gusset. The hat is very easy to resize by changing the number of stitches you cast on and the number of "wedges" that you knit. That hat and mitts were knit using 2 skeins of Wisdom Yarns Poems in sweet pea.

The Scarves/Cowl pattern are in one pattern and the Mitts/Hat pattern are offered in another pattern.

For more information, visit my Ravelry pattern store to see all my available designs, current pricing information, and purchase pattern downloads.

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