forest park cowl by Liz Abinante
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forest park cowl

Knitting
January 2015
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch ribbing
US 7 - 4.5 mm
300 yards (274 m)
One: 10.5"/26.6cm tall; 24"/61cm circumference at smallest opening, 33"/84cm circumference at largest opening.
This pattern is available for free.

A simple cabled cowl with garter stitch ribbing.

Asymmetrical in shape, forest park cowl becomes wider partway through your knitting to allow for a more stylish slouch when worn. The simple repetitive cable pattern is spaced by garter stitch ribbing to give this cowl a classic, textured look.


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YARN

Approximately 300 yards/274 meters aran weight (or worsted weight, depending on your gauge) yarn.

keep in mind that the yarn used in the sample is more of a worsted weight than an aran. adjust your needle size if you want to use a true aran

YARN SHOWN

The Plucky Knitter Primo Aran (75% Merino, 20% Cashmere, 5% Nylon); 200 yards/183 meters per 115 grams. Approximately 1.5 skeins used.

NEEDLE

One US 7 (4.5mm) 16” circular (or 20” if preferred) needle.

GAUGE

16 sts, 24 rows per 4”/10cm, garter stitch ribbing.

FINISHED SIZE

10.5”/26.6cm tall; 24”/61cm circumference at smallest opening, 33”/84cm circumference at largest opening.

NOTIONS

  • stitch marker

  • cable needle (optional)

  • darning needle