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chunky.funky.infinity.cowl

I basically production knit these days, and cowls seem to be the big winner. They are so super duper easy to make, I almost feel bad *not* telling you how to make them. So, here goes.

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  • Using the chunky yarn of your choice, cast 28 stitches onto size 19 (15mm) needles
  • Garter stitch (knit each row) a long panel (usually 2 skeins of yarn or so) and bind off
  • Twist 2 -3 times and join endssuper-chunky-knit-cowl

This is the super quick cheater way to make a “mobius” knit cowl, and if you’re really good at joining the seams, no one will know the difference.

Now I’m off to knit some more…’Tis the season and all….

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knitting.iceland

Iceland is absolutely full of yarn. Even at the tiny mom and pop grocery stores and some of the gas stations. Seriously. That’s probably because there are also sheep everywhere (not necessarily in the gas stations, but almost literally right outside…). And this is good, quality, Lopi type yarn and I took every opportunity to fondle as much of it as I could while I was there. (And it was cheap!!!)

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We stopped and checked out the Handknitting Association of Iceland (quite a few times actually, as my husband was obsessed with finding the perfect sweater) and I stumbled upon my first community knitting project. I had heard about places that do such a thing but was never able to be part. A basket by the door had a scarf in the round with all sorts of different yarns and patterns and a list of the knitters from over 20 different countries listed. And yes. I had to take part.

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We did finally manage to find the husband a sweater, though he thought perhaps he needed another (but we decided his next epic sweater would come from Ireland or Scotland), and it was a double feel good purchase as it was handmade just for that shop. So awesome!

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