Home & Family Show Go-To Gifts Chunky Cowl

Home & Family Go-To Chunky Cowl from The Knit Vibe

Debbie Matenopoulos and Cameron Mathison welcome Haylie Duff and she prepares baked brie with figs and pistachios. Actor Brian Austin Green visits our home. Actor Omar Gooding talks about “Family Time.” Chef Lori “Lorious” Rogers whips up chocolate bread pudding. Atlas Monroe founder, Deborah Torres cooks nachos with a twist. Dr. Elroy Vojdani discusses Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Knitting expert Vickie Howell makes a chunky cowl neck scarf. We share “The Ultimate ‘Home & Family’ Holiday Guide.” Kym Douglas is here with DIY holiday hostess gifts. Shirley Bovshow has DIY botanical candles. Maria Provenzano creates ornament earrings. Credit: © 2019 Crown Media United States, LLC | Photo: Keith Castillo/ Alexx Henry Studios, LLC.

I capped-off the California leg of my The Knit Vibe book tour, with a visit to the Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family show. Everyone, from casting director Jolie, to make-up artist Marty, to co-host Debbie, are always so kind and gracious — it’s an absolute pleasure to be a part of an episode!

This time, we did a quickie demo of one of the Go-To Gifts from The Knit Vibe, a lusciously Chunky Cowl. This project works up quickly (using super-chunky yarn and size US 13 needles) and beautifully in a slip stitch, spiral rib. Make one (or lots) today, even if you don’t yet have my book, by going to the Home & Family site where (courtesy of Abrams Books) we’re offering the pattern for free.


Don’t forget to tag me (@vickiehowell) with a photo with your finished cowls, if you make ’em! xx

Go-To Chunky Cowl on Home & Family

Go-To Gifts: Chunky Cowl

Need more Go-To Gifts? There are a bunch in my book, The Knit Vibe, available on Amazon or wherever you get your book!

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2 Responses to “Home & Family Show Go-To Gifts Chunky Cowl”

  1. rebecca sulcer

    Love the cowl…it doesn’t specify whether to slip knitwise or purlwise….hope you can help me out.

    Thanks so much for the pattern.

    • Vickie Howell

      Hey there. Unless a pattern specifies otherwise, then a stitch should always be slipped purl-wise so that the stitch is transferred without twisting it. HTH!