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Holiday Cowl Knit Along

Looking for quick knit for holiday gift giving? Well, look no further! We have teamed up with No Panic Knitting (Pamela Minniear, an AYLR alum) to bring you this lovely option.  Perfect for quick and cozy holiday gifts!

Knit up in super-bulky weight yarn and large needles, "To Make A Long Story Short" is a cowl with 2 options for length: the short version is 26 inches in circumference; the longer version is 52 inches.

Knit Along (KAL) Participation
To participate in this KAL, please purchase your yarn from A Yarn Less Raveled.  We suggest using Amano Yana and Yana Journeys (175 yards per skein), Malabrigo Rasta (90 yards per skein) or Berroco Ultra Wool Chunky (held double, 145 yards per skein). 

You can easily knit two short cowls from one skein of Yana for the main color. If you are using Berroco’s Ultra Wool Chunky, you will hold two stands of yarn together both meet the yarn gauge requirement, and to give the cowl that “marled” look as in the photo.

We’ve put together some suggested yarn combinations, using these yarn options. See examples in the photo, or set up a private shopping appointment, and we will help you choose your own combination.

How to Participate
Come join the holiday prep fun! Join us for a Zoom gathering on November 14 at 2pm, where we can share our progress, knit together, and ask questions of the designer.

Please register for this gathering, using this link below.
  • When: Nov 14, 2020 02:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
  • Register in advance for this meeting by clicking this link:  Zoom Meeting Advance Registration
  • After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
What You'll Need for the KAL

Yarn from A Yarn Less Raveled (see above)
Pattern is available for purchase on Ravelry here:

Short Cowl:
  • 90 yards (82 meters) of main color yarn
  • 25 yards (23 meters) of contrasting yarn (for ribbing on edges)
You will also need:
  • One US size 13 (9.0mm) 24-inch circular needle (for short cowl)
  • One US size 15 (10mm) 24-in circular needle (for short cowl)
Long Cowl:
  • 180 yards (165 meters) of main color yarn
  • 50 yards (46 meters) of contrasting color (for ribbing on edges)
You will also need:                                                                              
  • One US size 13 (9.0mm) 32-inch circular needle (for long cowl)
  • One US size 15 (10mm) 32-in circular needle (for long cowl)
Please note: Yarn estimates are generous; you will have some yardage left over.
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