My son is obsessed with anything that moves - planes, trains and automobiles especially. I dare you to try to walk through our home and not trip on a matchbox car, step on a train or get your pant leg caught on an airplane wing. That's how it goes with having a boy around and I wouldn't have it any other way! Trying to keep a scarf on a young one can be next to impossible (I knit a scarf for one of my son's preschool friends a couple of weeks ago and she lost it within 24 hours), so I’ve designed a new cowl for kids that love things that go. Cowls are harder for them to take off and lose and if you use superwash yarn, easy to clean. I stash dove and came up with bright primary colors in one of my favorite yarns to use for kid knitting - Berroco Comfort. Comfort comes in many weights and even more colors, washes up beautifully and has generous yardage for not a lot of money (which keeps this frugal mom happy). I turn to it time and time again when knitting for my son or other little ones.
An easy color work knit (ideal if you're looking to start small and try a new technique), it incorporates corrugated ribbing, knitting in the round, using charts and basic Fair Isle. My son has been wearing his Planes, Trains & Automobiles Cowl for a week and I constantly get stopped and asked on the playground or at school where we got it! More importantly, he asks to wear it, keeps it on and LOVES that it has all his favorites modes of transportation marching around his neck. Win/win!
Download the Planes, Trains & Automobiles Cowl here.
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