Ever since I started watching, I have been obsessed with the knit fashions on Outlander. They show up on each episode. It all started with Claire’s cowl though. The instant I saw it, I knew I was going to try and recreate it. I just hoped someone else would join me on that trek and figure the pattern out.
Fortunately for me, a quick check on Ravelry found this blog post with instructions how to knit Claire’s Outlander Cowl on Polly Foo Foo blog. She actually has quite a few posts on Outlander knits and a crochet version of the cowl as well.
I’ll be making the hand warmers next. I might want to wait till it’s no longer 100 degrees here, however.
Without further ado… my Claire Cowl!
This cowl knit up in less time than it took to watch an episode of Outlander on Starz. I used size 50 Broomstick needles and Lion Brand Thick and Quick chunky yarn, doubled. I love the instant gratification of working with such big needles and thick yarn!
I started with a provisional cast on and finished with a kitchener stitch on the second cowl. It’s easier on a large scale project like this and a good way to practice and I love not having a seam. There’s several great tutorials on YouTube for learning these handy techniques and with only 17 stitches and such big ones at that, this is a perfect project to learn on.
Note: Kitty whiskers in the corner. Kitty likes the cowl too!