The Oats Cowl is one of the patterns in Tin Can Knits' excellent Simple Collection, a series of eight patterns that were designed with beginner knitters in mind. The Oats cowl is intended to help you learn to knit in the round on circular needles - which is a necessary skill for any knitter to learn.
Even as an experienced knitter, I find myself returning to the Simple Collection on a regular basis - the patterns are quick to knit up, and interesting enough to keep you interested as you knit them. The Oats Cowl is just the latest of the patterns that I have tried. Our sample is made with Diamond Luxury Tradition yarn, a wool/acrylic blend that is soft to the touch and machine washable - the perfect gift-friendly yarn! The child's cowl and the short version of the adult cowl take only one skein of this yarn, while the longer cowl takes two skeins.
On December 17th and 18th, come into the shop to get 20% off on the yarn needed to make this cowl. The whole project takes only 200-400 yards, so you can easily finish this in time for Christmas!