This pattern was originally published as part of the Twisted Cowl Club in May 2013.
Time is a baffling thing. Steady and predictable in theory, but variable and erratic in practice. The more you chase it; the more it hides. The more you want it; the more it eludes you.
The slipped stitch lines of this cowl are evocative of hourglasses, with a thread of sand flowing through their center. You may notice the minutes fly by while you’re knitting it. Chronos, the greek god of time, would hopefully approve.
Yarn – 150 (200, 325) yards fingering-weight yarn, evenly divided between two colors. Shown in Knit One Crochet Too Cozette (62% silk/30% cotton/8% polyamide; 273 yards/250 meters per 1.75 ounce/50 gram skein). Short cowl (aqua/gray) in Seaglass 567 (main color) and Gray Sky 611 (contrast color). Medium cowl (gray/orange) in Gray Sky 611 (main color) and Tangerine 338 (contrast color).
Gauge - 21 stitches = 4” in stockinette stitch. Measured after blocking.
Needles - US #5/3.75mm (or size to get gauge) 16” (24”, 32”) circular needle.
Notions - Tapestry needle, stitch marker.
Skill level - Advanced beginner (slipped stitches, knitting in the round).
Size/Finished measurements – Short (Medium, Long). 7” tall and 22 (32, 50)” circumference. Measured after blocking.