Donner Pass Cowl by Kristen Ashbaugh-Helmreich

Donner Pass Cowl

March 2011
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches = 4 inches
in spiral rib
US 9 - 5.5 mm
150 - 200 yards (137 - 183 m)
One Size
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I designed this cowl a couple of years ago and it has since become my go-to cowl for cold winter weather. It was designed out of necessity, as at that time I was serving as an AmeriCorps volunteer, leading outdoor science programs for Northern Nevada kids. I was leading overnight snowshoe trips out of a lodge at the top of Donner Pass near where the famed Donner Party attempted their late-fall trek through the Sierra Nevada mountains. This simple spiral-ribbed cowl helped to keep me warm on those long days out in the cold. Even my best friend, who is a self-proclaimed long scarf devotee, covets this cowl and has been known to try and take it home with her when she visits. I hope you all enjoy this fun and simple pattern!

Finished Measurements:
20” circumference x 11” tall