KNITTED : GAPTASTIC COWL

I finished my sister’s Gaptastic Cowl in the wee hours of the night and sent it off this morning.  I managed to snap a few iphone pics before I wrapped it.  I am pretty excited about the way it turned out.  It really is the perfect beginner project.  I plan on making another one for myself in a mustard color. 

My only complaint is that the 2 skeins of yarn that it suggests only made a 10 inch wide cowl (instead of the 15 inches in the description).  It is plenty wide enough, but I think I will buy 3 skeins next time to make it extra bulky and fun.

I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick yarn in a Turquoise color.

For those of you who are true beginners like me, here are some youtube videos that really helped me through the whole process:

Gap Cowl Knit-Along : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCgtDM0EOwg

Adding a New Ball of Yard : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LA7r8REfNDU

Binding Off : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIhhAM5MFbQ

Weaving in Ends : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfkJxcr027Q

16 thoughts on “KNITTED : GAPTASTIC COWL

  1. I saw this just the other day and thought it would be perfect for a desperate-knitter-wannabe like me. THANYOU for the links as well. Your’s looks fabulous!! Dumb question… does a skein have a standard length?

  2. I’m a big time crocheter and keep meaning to learn to knit. This cowl is amazing (and the name is just hilarious)!! Thanks for the YouTube links. Also, I started using that same Lion Brand yarn on a few projects lately. I love how quick projects come together with that big, chunky yarn. I made a cowl recently too. Here’s a link if you’d like to check it out:
    http://www.caughtonawhim.com/2012/11/crochet-saturday.html

    Hope you’re enjoying the holidays!! :)

  3. I just did this as my first knitting project. I don’t know how but mine is like twice as big as that (and it’s not 15 inches). I love it. Keeps me warm in all this NY wind. Are you on Ravelry?

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