Dissent Cowl (knit) by Carissa Browning

Dissent Cowl (knit)

January 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 52 rows = 4 inches
in polka dot slip-stitch pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
325 yards (297 m)
26-36" around by 9.5" tall
Flag of English English
This pattern is available for $5.00 USD buy it now

20% of the proceeds of this pattern will go to the American Civil Liberties Union in memory of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg so they can continue the fight to uphold our civil rights

From the day of Justice Ginsburg’s death on September 18, 2020 through Election Day on November 3, 2020, the usual 20% donation was increased to 100% in RBG’s memory. During this time, between the knitted and crocheted versions of this pattern, we raised a total of $41,152.10 for the ACLU!

This top-down, flared cowl was inspired by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s famous (and fabulous) collar, worn when she dissented from a decision by the Supreme Court.

The upper section is a simple polka dot mosaic pattern, followed by a band of larger mosaic blocks. The lower section is separated into polka dots in the back with the bejeweled bib in the front. Increases are worked into the bib portion, so the jewels get larger as you work downward, which gives the cowl its flared shape.

Mosaic knitting is a form of colorwork where only one color is used on any given row. The stitches you want to be that color are either knitted or purled, while the stitches you want to be other color are simply slipped from needle to needle without being worked, while the working yarn is held in the back.

Looking for the crocheted version of this cowl? It’s here.

Height: 9.5 inches
Top circumference: 26 inches
Bottom circumference: 36 inches

GAUGE (after blocking)
22 sts/52 rows = 4 inches in polka dot pattern

DK weight yarn:
--150 yards in a light, possibly variegated color
--175 yards in a dark, solid or semi-solid color
Shown in Yarn Carnival Aerialist DK 100% merino; 250yds/229m per 115g skein; Tetanuscaster (LC) and Tide (DC)
US #6/4mm circular needle, 24 inches long
3 stitch markers
Tapestry needle

If you’re having trouble with any of my patterns, or simply want to show off your project, please feel free to visit my Ravelry group, Carissa Browning Designs.