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Cowl Girls: The Neck's Big Thing to Knit

3.69  ·  Rating details ·  148 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Forget tired scarves and bulky turtlenecks-funky, chunky, hip and happening cowls are where its at! Following up her hit book Hattitude, author and designer Cathy Carron weaves a fashion statement that puts in-the-know women head and shoulders above the rest. Among the more than 35 patterns provided here are a cozy neck wrap featuring a built-in iPod holder, a lacy drawstr ...more
Paperback, 136 pages
Published October 5th 2010 by Sixth Books
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Pamela D
Nov 13, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: knitting
First Impressions: It is a Cathy Carron book! Yea! I love her hat patterns! I love cowls, because they keep my neck warm but do not take ten million years to knit. This will be the best book ever. Hmmm, these patterns are interesting. I am not sure who is supposed to wear these cowls. They are pretty, but they seem a bit large.

The Details: This book contains 41 cowl patterns. The majority of these patterns use bulky yarn. Because most of these patterns use bulky yarn, these are large cowls. Thes
Haley Mathiot
Sep 16, 2010 rated it it was amazing
You may be asking, "What on earth is a Cowl?" Up until I saw this book, I had no idea. A Cowl is like a hat without a top that sits around your neck, a scarf that is connected at both ends, a super-thick necklace that keeps you warm—or cool—and looks fashionable and sophisticated at the same time. Some of the patterns cover just your neck, while others cover neck and shoulders. My favorite is a hood that transfers into a neck-shoulder sort of warmer. And it has buttons on it. How much better can ...more
Mar 03, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: knitting, nonfiction, 2018
I like Cathy Carron and I like cowls, but still this is only a 3 star book for me. Felt like there's a lot of bulky knits here, and I'm not crazy about really bulky cowls, at least not this turtle-neck kind. They get really warm really fast, or are such big stitches that winds penetrates. I like my cowls a little finer gauge, ones that I can wear indoors or out as layering pieces. That said, there are a few of those in here too. And yes, there's at least one that I'll probably add to my Ravelry ...more
Michelle Waite
Mar 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-read
I like all the patterns for cowls. I have knit several cowls from the book and love the easy patterns. The instructions are written out, or you can use the charts.

I knit one of the cowls in a bulkier yarn and it turn into a mini-poncho. One of experiments outside of the pattern.

I like the photography.

Even though I will probably not knit a few of the patterns, as soon as I finish one cowl, I am looking through my stash of yarn to start on another one.

I love cowls because there isn't much to done
Nov 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: knitting-crafts
Lots of choices of yarn size and patterns, although I have only made two of the cowls in the book at this time.
This is for the most part a beginner knitter, there is nothing too difficult except the intarsia (fairisle) cowl.
Please make sure with the gauge, especially if you're going to change the type or size of yarn because most of the patterns are easily modified for smaller or bulky yarns.

4 stars for great ideas for Holiday gifts.
Jan 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonfiction
I can't say whether the patterns themselves are any good or easy to follow, etc, but I do like a majority of them. Not being a knitter myself, this is one to pass along to my mother with demands: "I want this one, and this one...and this one..." ...more
May 23, 2011 rated it really liked it
Cute, simple patterns for instant gratification knitting.
K.A. Jordan
Oct 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arts-crafts
This is a cool book of patterns, written a bit over the head of this beginner, but that's because I'm knew at reading patterns.

The patterns are beautiful.
Aug 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing

All the patterns are soooo cute.
Sep 14, 2011 rated it liked it
always have a cowl on the go; add to idea journal: p. 28 trinity stitch; p. 60 chevron; p. 96 twisted rib
Feb 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
Some great patterns in here!
Oct 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
I wish that I could knit! Some pretty awesome scarves in this book.
Dec 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
Great projects! Enjoyed getting several ideas of different scarves I could ask brother to make. =D
Aug 31, 2015 rated it it was ok
Bulk yarns, chunky patterns, nothing I want to knit.
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