Athena Cowl by Jill Wolcott

Athena Cowl

December 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Sweet Violets
US 4 - 3.5 mm
175 - 250 yards (160 - 229 m)
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Whether you’re looking for a quick, sweet gift or a practice run before working the Athena Pullover, this cowl is perfect for you! Knit from a luxurious DK-weight blend of brushtail possum and New Zealand merino, this fun-to-knit cowl is worked from the bottom up and is gently tapered towards the top to keep out chilly breezes. Use color to make a cowl that is truly one-of-a-kind−whether you like a single, subtle color or eye-catching contrast trims, this pattern will result in a cozy cowl that will make you feel like a goddess!

moderate / cables & eyelets ITR


S (M) (L)
Finished circumference at bottom 26.625 (29.625) (37.5)“
Finished circumference at top 20.75 (23.75) (26.75)”
Finished depth excluding trims 6.5 (7) (7.5)“


4.75 sts/in and 8 rows/in = 19 sts/4” and 32 rows/4” in Sweet Violets
8.5 sts/in and 8 rows/in = 34 sts/4” and 32 rows/4” in Center Cable


Size 4(3.5mm) circular ndls OR size to obtain gauge


Stitch markers, tapestry needle, stitch holders or WY, extra needles for 3-ndl BO


Rimu DK 8 ply from Zealana, 60% New Zealand Merino, 40% possum, 50g/140 yds (128m)
OR Kauri DK 8 ply from Zealana, 60% New Zealand Merino, 30% possum, 10% silk, 50g/140 yds (128m)
2 skeins 66 (71) (76)g

As Shown

Model Size Medium
Color Red Rata Tree (Rimu)

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