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Chou is an eternity loop cowl knit in the round. It can be worn as either a long loop around your neck or it can be doubled for warmth. It is also easily modified to create a shorter and/or wider cowl. With both charts and written instructions, knitters are able to choose the most comfortable way to follow the pattern.
I knit the sample shown using a skein of Twisted Fiber Art’s Arial Evolution in “Mon Petit Chou” which translates to “My Little Cabbage”. As soon as I had this skein in hand, I knew that I wanted to evoke the curvy leaves of a cabbage and hope that you can see it in the lace.
The pattern will shine in any yarn you choose but if you need some “Mon Petit Chou” of your own, please check out Twisted Fiber Art.
Approximately 400 yards of fingering weight yarn
Sample Shown in:
Twisted Fiber Art Arial Evolution 100% merino with 340 yards/70 grams – used approx. 350 yards/72 grams
1 US size 5 (3.75 mm), 24-inch circular or length preferred for weight of yarn
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Stitch marker for marking beginning of round
25 sts/37 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on
US size 5 needles
Exact gauge is not important but do note that a looser gauge will result in the use of more yardage
59” around by 6” tall