Double Knit Kraken Cowl by kraftling

Double Knit Kraken Cowl

January 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in double knit
US 8 - 5.0 mm
800 - 880 yards (732 - 805 m)
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It’s been a tough winter, with many days of -30 C with the wind chill. I needed a new cowl that could withstand the frigid temperatures, and that could also be pulled down over my shoulders to warm me up while working at my desk. This is what I came up with :)

This cowl was tested in a very cold Saskatchewan winter.

If you haven’t tried double knitting before, this is a straightforward pattern to work on, and working the chart in the round means it’s easier than charts that have to be worked flat because you don’t
have to reverse the colours in your head to account for working the wrong side.

To make this cowl, you’ll require four 220-yard skeins of wool (2 in each colour), and a 5 mm circular needle, as well as a few stitch markers. Pattern includes instructions for S/M/L sizing (approx 30”, 34”, & 38” around chest). NOTE You can easily knit larger sizes by adding sts to your cast on (approx. 20 for an extra 4” in width); the kraken remains the same.