The pattern here may be snug, but we definitely don't want our edges to be strangling! This video will take you through ensuring your cast on is flexible, joining to knit in the round, and an alternative cast off that's stretchy without being floppy.
Snug or Slouchy? The choice is yours!
Pink Lemonade: Snug
Tuck, fold, concertina or roll - the extra height in this snug neck warmer lets your colourwork shine.
Want your floats tucked out of sight? The Pink Lemonade Cowl - Snug Version - creates a versatile accessory that can always show it’s true colours.
Pink Lemonade: Slouchy
Fancy a little more fluff? A smidge more drape? A cowl that grabs just a touch more of the limelight? Then the slouchy version is the knit for you.
You can still tuck and roll your cowl to keep your floats tidied away, or you can embrace the “wrong side” and let your new float management skills shine!
Snug Cowl: Cast On and Cast Off Tips
Slouchy Cowl: Alternate Cable Cast On
A little extra flair for your 1x1 ribbed edges. If you're already familiar with the Cable Cast On method then you might be interested in giving Alternate Cable Cast On a try. It's a neat little "mimic" for the more involved Tubular Cast On method, and a very handy trick to have up your sleeve for future projects too.
Slouchy Cowl: Alternate Cable Cast Off
Alternate Cable Cast Off is worked in an unusual way, but it's something you can have a little fun with as you come to the end of your cowl. Finding it a little fussy? Don't worry - we have a quick run through of casting off in pattern in this video too, with a side-by-side of how the two edge options will look. Choose the method that speaks to you - you'll be snuggling into your new cowl in no time.