Super fast knitted jacquard cowl
Quick cowls are my jam and this one is the jammiest! Echino Knitted Jacquards are a narrow 75cm wide and feel like a soft jumper so they are perfect for this project. Just 150cm of fabric and two seams (a little hand sewing to finish) and you’ll be wearing the cosiest cowl ever!
This cowl is basically a long tube and you’ll be able to wrap it around your neck twice with a little space. If you want it closer-fitting, maybe cut your fabric to 140cm long. I would probably do that if I made another one, but it totally works this length and a lot of people prefer even more breathing room. It’s totally personal preference here!
Fold fabric right sides together lengthwise and sew into a tube with a 1/2″ seam allowance. I used a narrow zig-zag stitch to give the seam a little stretch.
There are no tricks to sewing with this fabric. Knitted jacquard is obviously a knit fabric, but I didn’t take any other precautionary measures for sewing with knits than the zig zag stitch. I just used the needle that was already in the machine (gah – don’t judge!) and a regular foot and I didn’t have any issues at all.
Give that seam a press.
Turn that tube you made right side out and pin the ends right sides together at the seam you just sewed.
Starting about two inches back from the seam, sew right sides together with a 1/2″ seam allowance.
Keep going as far as you can, moving the fabric out of the way and being careful not to pull or stretch it as it feeds through the machine.
When you can’t sew any further, pull it off your machine and you’ll have about a four inch gap in the seam that looks like this.
No one will ever see that but you and the ends don’t fray, but the proper thing to do is to hand sew it. But I mean, it’s totally fine if you want to wear it right now and finish it later. Like I said, no one will see!