Ghazal Cowl by Kat Archer

Ghazal Cowl

May 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
170 - 450 yards (155 - 411 m)
lace, dk and worsted gauges, with short, medium and long sizes
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This pattern was originally published as part of the Twisted Cowl Club in May 2013.

A Ghazal, pronounced ‘huzzle’, is an ancient Persian poem of love. The rhymes repeat in a familiar lilt, much like a sonnet. And the subjects, though always tied to love, are as varied as that most complex of emotions. Unrequited. Romanticized. Illicit.

This cowl’s pattern repeats with a flowing rhythm, making it a simple, enjoyable knit. Yet the options for yarn-weight and length, not to mention its beautiful blending of variegated colorways, give you endless possibilities. Knit it and fall in love over and over again.

Short Medium, Long

Length: 20 31, 52“/51 79, 132 cm
Width: 9”/23 cm for all sizes
Measured after blocking

This cowl is knit flat from end to end, then grafted using Kitchener Stitch to create a loop. Instructions include options for three lengths in three weights of yarn. For a wider or narrower cowl, cast on any multiple of 8 stitches + 3 stitches.

In worsted: 16 sts = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch
In DK: 20 sts = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch
In lace: 28 sts = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch
Measured after blocking

Intermediate: provisional cast on, grafting

Weight: worsted, DK, or lace
Amount in worsted: 150 230, 400 yards/ 140 210, 365 meters
Amount in DK: 170 275, 435 yards/ 155 250, 400 meters
Amount in lace: 215 350, 550 yards/ 195 320, 500 meters]
Shown in: Malabrigo Rios, colorway Candombe (worsted, Short), Malabrigo Rastita, colorway Marte (DK, Medium), Blue Moon Fiber Arts Laci, colorway Smokey Mountain Morn (lace, Long)

For worsted: US#9/5.5 mm
For DK: US#7/4.5 mm
For lace: US#3/3.25 mm
OR size to get gauge for working flat

Crochet hook, tapestry needle, waste yarn