Cocoon Cowl by Sarah Punderson

Cocoon Cowl

May 2017
Sliver Moon Fiber Arts, Chunky
Alma Park Alpacas, Handspun
Distelfink Fiber Co., DK Yarn
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
26 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
64 - 205 yards (59 - 187 m)
One size, approximately 19in around and 8in tall
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A cowl with instructions for 7 different weights of yarn.

One pattern for just about any yarn you may want to use to knit a cowl, from fingering to super bulky. The texture of the Cocoon Stitch pattern lends itself to variegated yarn, long color repeats, gradients, tweeds, tonals or solids. This is a great pattern for handspun or stash busting. I give tips on how to make it longer or wider.

Experience with knitting in the round is necessary. The Cocoon Stitch pattern has 2 techniques you may not be familiar with, but they are fully explained: K5tog tbl and (P1, K1, P1) in next stitch.
Included in the pattern are photos, a complete list of abbreviations, and a stitch glossary.

Pattern notes: The cowl is started at the top and knit in the round. It is bound off with a stretchy bind off creating a slightly looser bottom edge.

This is a great project for leftover yarn, or that one skein of yarn you don’t know what to do with, or that precious handspun yarn you’ve been saving for a small project. Do you need a quick gift? Perfect. The pattern has instructions for 7 different weights of yarn. It is worked at a looser gauge than recommended, but I have listed the gauge recommended on the label so you can easily figure out what yarn to use for each set on instructions.
Correct gauge is not critical for this project, but if your gauge is looser than the gauge listed for the project, you may need more yarn.

These are the approximate yardages needed for each weight of yarn.
Fingering: 205 yds/188 meters
Sport: 190 yds/174 meters
DK: 160 yds/146 meters
Worsted: 120 yds/110 meters
Aran: 115 yds/105 meters
Bulky: 85 yds/78 meters
Super Bulky: 64 yds/59 meters