Cloudy Bay Cowl by Kirsten Johnstone

Cloudy Bay Cowl

Knitting
July 2018
Fibresmith Hand Dyed Aran Merino
Aran (8 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in Wicker Stitch, detailed in pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
180 yards (165 m)
One Size
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This beautifully worked cowl creates a densely knitted fabric providing protection from the bleakest of weather. The texture is perfectly paired with a hand dyed yarn to display the colour variation to glorious effect. Ideal for those beach strolls on brisk winter days.

Construction Notes
The cowl uses the Tubular Cast On (or your preferred cast on). Cowl is then worked in the round in 1x1 rib. The body of the cowl is worked in Wicker Stitch with increasing needle size to increase the circumference. Two options are detailed for bind off – I-Cord Bind Off or an Optional Alternative Quick Bind Off.
Slip markers as they are encountered.
Pattern details Long Tail Tubular Cast On Technique, 1x1 Rib in the Round, Wicker Stitch in the Round and I-Cord Bind Off.

One Size
Finished cowl circumference ribbed edge 20 in / 50 cm to finished hem 23 ½ in / 60 cm
Approximate height 8 ½ in / 22 cm

Yarn
Fibresmith Hand Dyed Aran Merino 100% Sustainable Ultrafine Australian Merino; 166m / 182yds / 100 g; Colour Cloud
Skeins: 1
Or
165m / 180yds of Aran / 10ply / Worsted Weight Yarn

Needle
4.0mm (US6) straight needle, for Tubular Cast On only
4.0mm (US6) circular needle, 16in / 40cm for Tubular Cast On only
4.5mm (US7) circular needle, 16in / 40cm for 1x1 Ribbing
5.0mm (US8) circular needle, 16in / 40cm for Wicker Stitch (used for Wicker Stitch gauge listed)
5.5mm (US9) circular needle, 16in / 40cm for Wicker Stitch
6.0mm (US10) circular needle, 16in / 40cm for Wicker Stitch

Other
1 BOR Stitch Marker
Tapestry Needle

Gauge
24 stitches and 20 rows in 4in / 10cm in Wicker Stitch on 5.0mm needles, washed and blocked flat. Note: Each angled stitch = 2 stitches for counting stitches so it presents as 12 stitches and 20 rows.

Skill Level
Advanced Beginner to Intermediate