Knitting project: Mokaccino Cowl

You can purchase the pattern for this cowl from Ravelry. It was created by Monique Gascon.

This is the first pattern I have purchased. It’s such a lovely and easy pattern. For those of you that prefer flat knitting over circular knitting, this project is for you. This is basically a long scarf, attached together by an i-cord.

Materials:

  • 4 balls of Diamond Luxury Collection yarn in colour 2525/2526, forest heather, 100% fine merino superwash wool (50 g; 125 m)
  • Needle: No. 6 (4 mm)
  • 2 dpn: No. 6 (4 mm)
  • Tapestry needles

Things that I learned from this pattern include yarn over (yo) and how to create an i-cord.

The pattern is very easy to follow; however, it is time consuming for someone that isn’t a speed knitter, like Miriam Tegels. The reason it takes a while is that you have to knit until your piece is 56 inches in length. I stopped at 54 inches, and the cowl still fits me just fine. The pattern consists of the same 4 rows knit over-and-over until you hit the suggested length, so you could easily knit this in front of the TV while having a conversation. To keep my sanity in check, I did use 2 stitch markers, which helped me to distinguish which row I was on and to ensure I did not make any stitch errors as a result of counting errors.

The i-cord is a nice detail of this cowl, and it’s so easy to make!

The yarn I chose is so soft, and this cowl has proven to keep me nice and warm. I’m not sure it’s something I’ll make again only because it is a more time consuming project, and there are so many other patterns to test out. But it is beautiful so if you are looking to create a unique cowl, I would highly recommend this pattern, even to beginners.

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