The Woodsman

by Jennifer Lysen

"The woods are lovely, dark and deep. . ."

The Woodsman is a chunky knit cowl in our new yarn, Windfall.  It is a quick knit and a great idea for a fast Christmas gift.  Suitable for ladies and lumberjacks alike.


By Jennifer Lysen for Cedar House Yarns


·         Two skeins Windfall Super Bulky (shown in Ink and Oyster)

·         Size US 15 needles (or size needed to make gauge)

·         Stitch marker

·         Large yarn needle


·         10 st = 4 inches in  seed stitch


CO                          cast on

K                             knit

P                             purl

St                           stitch

PM                         place marker


CO 69 stitches in Color A, pm and join to knit in the round

R1: (K1, P1), repeat to last stitch, k1.

R2: (P1, K1), repeat to last stitch, p1.

Work previous 2 rounds 8 more times

Switch to Color B, repeat R1 & R2 9 times

Bind off all stitches loosely.  I prefer to use an Icelandic bind off for this project but use which ever method suits you best.

Icelandic Bind off

Knit first stitch, transfer that stitch back onto the left needle.  Insert your right needle back into that stitch, as if to purl, and then into the next stitch, as if to knit.  Knit both stitches together, transfer the stitch to the left needle and repeat.  This is a nice bind off to use with loose garter or seed stitch.

Weave in your ends and enjoy!