The color of the yarn combined with the texture of the cables got me thinking of stones and Tolkien. The Carrock is a stony eyot (a small island) in the upper reaches of the River Anduin in Tolkien lore. The name Carrock was a bit of a joke by Tolkien in that, in Anglo-Saxon, the word car means “rock”.
This cowl is worked at a tighter gauge than “normal” for this yarn. This produces a warm, thick, cuddly cowl. It could be worked with a lighter weight yarn at the same gauge for a lighter cowl with more drape.
The length of the cowl can be altered by more or less repeats of the middle section of the cable chart.
Finished Measurements (0ne size)
Circumference around base 33”
Circumference around middle 25”
Circumference around top 24”
Malabrigo Rastita 100% Merino; 310
yards per 100 grams; 2 skeins
Color used: Plomo
Gauge (washed and blocked)
26 sts and 34 rows in 4 inches of stockinette
Cable gauge (washed and blocked)
28 sts and 40 rows in cable pattern
1-US 4/3.5mm circular needle, 24 or 32-inch circular.
1-US 2/2.75mm circular needle, 20 or 24-inch circular.
Or needle size to obtain gauge