Chou Cowl by Chrissy Prange
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Chou Cowl

Knitting
October 2011
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
350 - 400 yards (320 - 366 m)
customizable
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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 β€œMon Petit Chou” which translates to β€œMy 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 β€œMon Petit Chou” of your own, please check out Twisted Fiber Art.

Yarn
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

Needle
1 US size 5 (3.75 mm), 24-inch circular or length preferred for weight of yarn

Notions
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Stitch marker for marking beginning of round

Gauge
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

Finished Size
59” around by 6” tall