Not as time-consuming as all that, but still a lot of stitches.
Pattern: Biggie Cowl by Kaye Gardiner of Mason-Dixon Knitting.
Yarn: Berocco Comfort Chunky (Acrylic/NylonBlend)in "Adirondack," 6 skeins.
I held the yarn double to get sufficient heft. The cowl is knit in three sections. The center cable is knit back and forth then grafted. Stitches are picked up along one edge for a section of welting, then along the other edge for the ribbing.
I knit fewer rows than called for on the ribbing section because I was sick and tired of working on it, and because it was really quite wide enough.
I knotted the various ends together as they occurred, wove them in, snipped them, and then added some Fray-Check for good measure. I think it should stay together. I really prefer working with wool for this type of thing because I just spit-splice it as I go, but no animals allowed for the Vegan Niece who requested this.
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