Artifice Cowl by Mona Terwedow

Artifice Cowl

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October 2017
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 17 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 13 - 9.0 mm
130 yards (119 m)
20” around x 7.75” tall (50 x 19.5cm). Stretches to fit around 22” (56cm) head

Nature and Artifice: two seeming opposites, but are they really? Who’s to say where nature leaves off and artifice begins?

This collection uses different yarns with similar all-over cables to get very different effects. The Artifice Cowl (and matching hat) uses a single-ply yarn with a slight thick-and-thin texture for a polished look to the finished project. The cowl is somewhat close-fitting to keep you warm while you run around town.

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Skills Used

  • Working in the round
  • Cables


  • Bulky thick-and-thin yarn; sample: Malabrigo Mecha (100% Merino, 130yds/119m per 100g/3.5oz); color 66 Lavanda, 1 skein
  • US13/9.0mm needles (16”/40cm circular and dpns), or size needed to get gauge
  • Cable needle
  • Tapestry needle or crochet hook to weave in ends
  • Stitch markers (optional)

Many thanks to my test-knitters (yayalovestoknit, wolfjoy, and skwestdesigns) and my tech editor (eledixon), for all their help getting this ready for publication!