Cordwood Cowl by Leila Raven

Cordwood Cowl

December 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in charted pattern, after blocking
US 9 - 5.5 mm
322 yards (294 m)
55.5" circumference, 7.5" width
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Cordwood is a great project for those last-minute holiday gifts.

Working at a looser gauge than typical for a worsted weight yarn makes for a very quick knit, as well as a soft hand and lightness to the finished piece.

Based off of my Kindling Shawl in Brooklyn Tweed’s Wool People 5 Collection, this scarf is simple to knit and versatile to wear. Long enough to double up around the neck for warmth, the circumference may be easily sized up or down by changing the cast-on count by multiples of 8 (yardage requirements will need to be adjusted accordingly).

This pattern is perfect for beginning knitters new to working from charts, or knitting projects in the round. Written instructions are also provided.

322 yards worsted weight wool yarn: Brooklyn Tweed Shelter, 50g/140yds; 3 skeins in Faded Quilt

16 stitches and 33 rounds = 4” (10 cm) in pattern, after blocking

One 32” circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge
Suggested Size: US 9 (5.5 mm)

55.5” circumference, 7.5” width

6 stitch markers (1 in unique color for beginning of round), blunt tapestry needle for weaving in ends


Technical Editing by Christine Craig
Photography by Ethan MacDonald