Building Blocks Cowl by Stephen West

Building Blocks Cowl

January 2017
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
850 - 900 yards (777 - 823 m)
One Size. Circumference is customizable.
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3 in 1! This pattern comes with PDFs for the Building Blocks Scarf & Bri-garter Cowl.

Gather a colorful collection of worsted weight yarns to knit the various textures. You can knit each section as long as you want for a personalized collage of stripes. The striped sections include garter stitch, knit ‘n slide, brioche, and garter ridges staggered between stockinette/reverse stockinette sections. This textured cowl is knit flat and sewn together with a half twist.

Sizes: One Size. Circumference is customizable

Finished Measurements: 54” / 137cm circumference, 16” / 41cm wide.

Yarn: Worsted weight

Yardage: Approximately 900yds / 823m total
The sample uses 8 colors. If you have approximately 100-120yds / 91-110m of each color, that will be enough. Feel free to use as many colors as you like. This fabric is ideal for using up leftover bits of yarn. DK weight also works fine for this design.

Shown in: A variety of worsted weight yarns from Primrose Yarn Co., Jill Draper Makes Stuff Middlefield, and Orkney Angora St. Magnus DK held together with lace weight mohair/silk

I recommend mixing various bits of worsted or aran weight yarns together for the playful stripes. DK weight would also work fine.

SECTIONS 1, 3, 5, & 7 are striped (garter stitch, knit ‘n slide, brioche, and purl ridge sections).
SECTION 2, 4, 6, & 8 are solid (stockinette/reverse stockinette stitch sections).

Needles: 32” US 8 / 5mm circular needle
The fabric is knit flat, but circular needles are required for the brioche and knit ‘n slide stitch patterns.

Notions: 6 stitch markers, tapestry needle

Gauge: 18 sts & 30 rows = 4” / 10cm in garter stitch