The Knitting of Cowls - The Magic Onions

The Knitting of Cowls

We have been in a knitting mood since Christmas.

Maybe it’s the cold weather. And sitting together near the warm fire. We chat and reminisce and knit. It’s beautiful family time.

Teddy has always loved finger-knitting. And, he’s a star caster-on’er. But now, he’s learning how to knit with needles. At first, I sat with him and knitted while he looped the yarn for me. Then, he took over the needles while I looped the yarn for him. Now, he’s doing it all on his own. A little at a time… but ALL ON HIS OWN. He’s proud of that.

He’s been knitting with the yarn he dyed himself. You’ll see what gorgeous earthy hues he made.

He and I worked together to knit a gorgeous cowl (a cowl is like a scarf that is connected at the ends.)

It’s wonderfully warm. I’m wearing it in the photo of us all on a hike.

Kitty has knitted a lovely green cowl for herself. She’s the one who sews our cowls together when the knitting is done. Neither Teddy nor I know how to do that part yet.

She’s knitted a bag and is now knitting a scarf too.

I knitted a gorgeous golden yellow cowl and a burnt orange one for Teddy .

I know what you are thinking… COWLS! But, oh my… they are wonderful things! They are quick to make. They keep you so warm and STAY ON. With scarves, my kids get irritated with the loose ends and take them off after a while. With cowls, they forget they even have them on and stay warm and toasty all day long.

 

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And, here’s a last one of us, all in our happy cowls…

 

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Here are lots of patterns to choose from if you want to knit your own cowl.

Blessings and magic,

Donni

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Donni Webber is the mom behind the popular natural living Waldorf website and blog, The Magic Onions - where the magic of nature and the wonder of childhood collide to make each moment a precious gift. She is a photographer, writer, crafter, wife and mother of two inspiring young children. Her work has been featured in many popular publications, including HGTV, Better Homes and Gardens, Disney and Apartment Therapy.

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  1. lovely cowls! And the colors are sooo preeetty!
    I don’t know how to knit :( now I want to learn how to finger knit at least :))
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    • Hi Anya,
      You can do it, I promise. I’m totally new to knitting. In fact, these cowls are the first knitting projects I’ve finished!!
      My daughter did help me in the beginning and we watched a few Youtube videos, first how to cast on and then how to knit, but once I got the hang of it, it was so enjoyable. I only know that basic knitting pattern which worked perfectly for these cowls. Perhaps next time I’ll be brave and try a more complicated stitch :)
      xo Donni

  2. So warm and lovely! Everyone in my family got new cowls this year too. My husband and daughter even knit their own (hubby learned how to knit just to make his cowl). There’s something so comforting about a soft squishy cowl!

    • Yes, Maria!! My Good Man also wants to try one himself… I think he sees us enjoying it so much, the wearing AND the knitting, that he doesn’t want to miss out on all the fun :)
      xo Donni

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