Commuter Cowl by Nicole Montgomery

Commuter Cowl

March 2013
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in pattern stitch
US 10 - 6.0 mm
208 - 440 yards (190 - 402 m)
Small (Large) 22" x 10.25" (24" x 17.75")
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Stay cozy on your morning commute or during wintry walks with this chunky cowl. The pattern gives you two options - a small cowl or a larger version which can be worn squashed down, folded over, or pulled up over the head and worn as a hood. The pattern includes instructions for a drawstring, and a 3-page detailed i-cord supplement page will be delivered along with your pattern, in case i-cord techniques are new to you, or you could use a little review. The two-row repeat that makes up the stitch pattern for the body of the cowl is easily memorized, making this a fantastic on-the-go project!

208 (440) yds Bulky-weight yarn

Small sample shown was made form Misti
Alpaca Chunky 100% alpaca - 108 yds /
Large sample was made from Knit
Picks BIggo 50% nylon / 50% merino - 110
yds / 100g)

16” / 40mm US Size 10 / 6mm circular needle
Two dpns, US Size 10 / 6mm
Two-hole toggle with large holes, if desired
stitch marker

This project can be successfully completed by any adventurous beginner who is open to learning a couple new tricks. Techniques used for the cowl are knitting, purling, yarn-overs, and the techniques explained in detail (with written instructions and video links) in the i-cord supplement - making an i-cord, working an i-cord bind-off, and working an applied i-cord edge.