Arosa Cowl by Tanja Luescher

Arosa Cowl

March 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
25.5 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in pattern
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
241 - 350 yards (220 - 320 m)
Short: 23 cm (9'') wide and 66 cm (26'') around Long: 20 cm (8'') wide and 112 cm (44'') around
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Arosa is a beautiful village in the Swiss mountains known not only for skiing but also for lots of squirrrels that love to be fed by the tourists. My husband and I spend a week there every winter and our next stay is not far away. Maybe that is why all I could think of while knitting this cowl was Arosa. The sun, the snow, the lakes, the winding paths… It just had to be named the Arosa Cowl!

You can choose between a long or a short version or a scarf.

This cowl is worked as a long scarf that is either seamed or joined using 3-Needle-Bind-Off to make a loop for style and extra warmth.

Short: 23 cm (9’’) wide and 66 cm (26’’) around
Long: 20 cm (8’’) wide and 112 cm (44’’) around

Gauge: 1 pattern repeat (46 sts and 24 rows) = 18 – 19 cm (7 – 7.5”) wide and 7.5 cm (3’’) high after blocking
(Gauge is not vital for this project, but it will affect the size of the FO and yardage.)

Short: Lang Yarns Merino 150 Color (50 g 1.8 oz, 150 m 164 yd, 100 % merino fine), 2 balls #350, pink, orange, turquoise
Or approx. 220 m 240 yd sport weight yarn of your choice
Long: Araucania Botany Lace (100 g 3.5 oz, 410 m 448 yd, 100 % extra fine merino), 1 hank #3004 blue, lavender, light blue, turquoise, jeans
Or approx. 320 m 350 yd fingering weight yarn of your choice
2.5 mm US 3 40 cm (16”) circular needle, or a size that gives you a fabric you like.
(Designer’s note: I’m a loose knitter, so you may want to try bigger needles if you aren’t.)
Cable needle
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Skills needed:
Knit and purl
Yo, k2tog, ssk
k-tbl, p-tbl

A big thank you goes to my tech-editor cupani and my testknitters aimeeRN, dancerdawnky42 and Dreamchaser0202.