Closer Cowl by Cristina Ghirlanda
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Closer Cowl

Knit Picks Swish Worsted
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
15.5 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in St st
US 8 - 5.0 mm
180 yards (165 m)
One size to fit an average adult female
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Closer is a cowl that drapes deeply at both front and back. It will keep the chill out over the lowest-cut neckline. You can make a statement piece by pairing it with some unique buttons. Using just 165 m / 180 yds of yarn, this is an ideal stash buster project. It is easy to make it larger or smaller, too!

Measurements are given in both centimeters and inches.

A toddler version is available here.



Worsted weight

Shown here: Knit Picks Swish Worsted (100% Merino; 101 m / 110 yds, 50 g / 1.75 oz skein; Color Marine Heather: 2 skeins)

Yardage requirement: 165 m / 180 yds


5 mm / US 8 circular needle of length 40 cm / 16”; adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.

5 mm / US 8 circular needle of length 60 cm / 24”


2 buttons about 2 cm / 0.875” diameter; 4 stitch markers in one color (A) and 2 stitch markers in another color (B); yarn needle


15.5 sts and 25 rows = 10 cm / 4” in St st, blocked.


One size to fit an average adult female

Finished Measurements

Neck Opening (buttoned): 32 cm / 12.5”, the exact neck opening size depends on the position of the buttons

Center Front and Center Back: 28 cm / 11”

Side: 19 cm / 7.5”


Increases, knitting in the round

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