Global Nomad Cowl by Helen Stewart

Global Nomad Cowl

Knitting
May 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
240 - 592 yards (219 - 541 m)
Small and Large
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The Global Nomad Cowl is a great little accessory for wearing everywhere from music festivals to the weekend farmers’ market. It’s a light and airy cowl for those slightly cooler trans-seasonal days.

You can create some eye catching colour-block combinations to jazz up any outfit. The small size is perfect for using up small amounts of sock yarn and the large size isn’t too bad at that either.

The cowl is knit in the round and uses one very simple lace stitch to create a stylish accessory that is simple to knit.

I chat about my inspiration for this design and some tips on the Curious Handmade Podcast Episode 25.

Size
Small and Large

Finished Measurements
Small:
46cm (18”) circumference
28cm (11”) wide
Large:
109cm (43”) circumference
36cm (14”) wide

Yarn
Small:
Approximately 3 x 20g or 72m/80yards of sock yarn in 3 different colours.
In total approximately 60g (216m/240yds) of sock yarn.
Small sized sample knit in Madelinetosh Tosh Sock 100%
Merino, 361m/395yds per 100g skein
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Colourways:
A: Composition Book Grey
B: Sugarplum
C: Tern

Large:
Approximately 2 x 75g or 270m/296yards of sock yarn in 2 different colours.
In total approximately 150g or 540m/592 yards of sock yarn.
Large sized sample knit in: Madelinetosh Tosh Sock 100% Merino, 361m/395yds per 100g skein,
Colourways:
A: Composition Book Grey
B: Chamomile

Needles
Small:
4mm (US 6), 40cm long circular needles (or 100cm long circular needles to do magic loop method)
Large:
4mm (US 6), 40cm long circular needles

Notions
1 stitch marker
Tapestry needle

Gauge
18 sts/32 rows = 10cm (4”) in stockinette after blocking
Exact gauge is not crucial for this project. However,
changing the gauge will result in changes to the size of the cowl and the yarn requirements.