#16 Cowl Neck Top by Wenlan Chia
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#16 Cowl Neck Top

January 2010
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
6.5 stitches and 10 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch using size 17 (12.75mm) needles
US 17 - 12.75 mm
415 - 581 yards (379 - 531 m)
Bust 43 (47, 50½)"/109 (119, 128)cm
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Pattern Description from Vogue Knitting, Winter 2009/10: “This bulky short-sleeved pullover boasts an oversized cowl neck and deep ribbing. Wear it either stockinette- or reverse-stockinette-side out - it’s reversible.”

“Oversized pullover worked in the round to the underarms, with short sleeves worked down from the armhole and a large, fold under, ribbed cowl neck. Designed by Wenlan Chia for Twinkle.”

Difficulty: 2/4

Knitted Measurements:

  • Bust 43 (47, 50½)“/109 (119, 128)cm
  • Length 21 (21½, 22)“/53 (54, 55.5)cm
  • Upper arm 16½ (17½, 18½)“/42 (44.5, 47)cm


  • 5 (6, 7) 7oz/200g hanks (each approx 83yd/76m) of Twinkle by Wenlan/Classic Elite Yarns, Soft Chunky (wool) in #39 nought (taupe)
  • Size 17 (12.75mm) circular needle, 32”/80cm long OR size to obtain gauge
  • One set (5) size 17 (12.75mm) dpn
  • stitch markers and holders


  • 6½ sts and 10 rnds = 4”/10cm over St st using size 17 (12.75mm) needles


  1. The body is worked in the round to the underarm and is reversible.
  2. The original Twinkle runway piece was shown on the purl side. The garment in the photo o page 57 shown on the knit side.
  3. The sleeves are picked up around the armhole from the purl side and worked down. If worn on the knit side, the picked up row around the armhole forms a ridge. If worn on the purl side, it is a smooth edge.