Gilbert(e) Cowl by Deirdre Lejeune

Gilbert(e) Cowl

October 2014
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 14 rows = 4 inches
in colorwork pattern
US 13 - 9.0 mm
7.0 mm
8.0 mm (L)
208 yards (190 m)
1 size
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Timeless patterns are like timeless names: always suitable, always classic, and adaptable to the one who bears them. Gilbert(e) is a versatile, unisex cowl that takes advantage of the traditional perfection of the chevron pattern. A quick knit in bulky yarn, this cowl is both soft and sturdy, suitable for the everyday or for a sophisticated touch to a special outfit. The stranded colorwork pattern and polished i-cord bind off combine to make a heirloom-quality accessory that you will be proud to wear again and again.

11 ¾ sts and 15 ¼ rows = 4” 10 cm in stockinette stitch
13 sts and 14 rounds = 4” 10 cm in pattern.

2 skeins of Malabrigo Chunky (100% merino) – 104 yd 95 m per 3.53 oz 100g, 1 in Buscando Azul and 1 in Polar Morn.
Substitute with 2 x 104 yd 95 m of any bulky weight yarn CYCA#5.

• US size 13 9 mm 24” 60cm circular knitting needles (or size to obtain correct gauge)
• 7 mm circular knitting needles
• crochet hook size L/11 8 mm
• scrap yarn for provisional cast-on

Skills needed:
Casting on provisionally; working stranded colorwork in the round; i-cord bind-off.

Finished size:
23 ½“ 60 cm in the round and 10 ½” 27 cm high.