Recently I made this little cowl which I have named The Zombie Cowl.
It got its name a Friday night I was hanging out at RETRO Nørrebro as usual.
It’s a place where you often end up sharing a table with people you don’t know and that
night I ended up talking to a random Canadian guy who got very interested in my knitting.
RCG: You know, they look like little miniature brains.
ME: … Really?
RCG: Yes, here you have the cortex, and here cerebellum and this is the frontal lobe.
ME: Okay, but then it must be a zombie brain. Just look at the colors.
RCG: Oh yeah, this color is the blood, this color is the decomposed skin and this is
- the bowels falling out…
Yeah, just another Friday night at RETRO.
How to knit your own Zombie Cowl
1 ball of Noro Sekku
Circular needles 3mm/80cm
Cast on 264 stitches.
Joining the stitches, k3, mb7.
mb7 = knit 7 in the same stitch, changing between the front and back loop. Turn and
purl the seven stitches, turn and knit 7, turn and purl 7 again, turn and cast off by
pulling the first stitch over the second etc. until you have 1 stitch left.
Knit 2 rounds. On the last round k2tog the last 2 stitches.
Now continue in the stitch pattern:
Round 1: *yo, p2tog, k1, p2tog, yo, k3*, repeat from * to *.
Round 2: *yo, k2tog, p6*, repeat from * to *.
Notice that this means that the beginning of each new round moves 1 stitch to the left.
When you have about 3 colors left in the ball, it’s time to finish the cowl.
End with round 1 and then knit 2 rounds, increasing 1 stitch at the end of the last round.
On the next round k3, mb7.