Going for Gold Cowl by Sally Cameron

Going for Gold Cowl

October 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch blocked
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
328 - 350 yards (300 - 320 m)
one size
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When my 7-year-old daughter told me that she wanted to swim the Olympics I believed her. Not with the blind love of a parent, regardless of her talent, but because that is my job. I will give everything I can to make her dream come true. This does not mean that Rachel will definitely swim the Olympics or even that her dreams will stay the same her whole life.

It just means that I hold her dreams in my hands and heart and do my best to make sure that she and her brothers become everything they can be one day. Five years later at 12 she is as determined as ever, and so I stand as her number one supporter. Aim for the stars, you might just reach them.

The cowl is knit in the round, it starts and ends with a simple rib and has 3 pattern sections in between. The first section is an eyelet pattern to represent the water droplets as the swimmer train and race. The second section is a simple textured section like ripples or waves on the water behind the swimmers. The last section is columns of twisted stitches to look like swimmers in their lanes. The twisted stitches are not difficult but I have made some video tutorials to help.
If you find the twisted stitches tricky then you can use the cable method. This section is both charted and written.


3 mm/US 3 at least 100cm/40” long circular needle or size to obtain gauge for magic loop
or 3mm/US 3 40cm/16” circular needle.

Fingering weight yarn 100g; 320m/350yds
Sample knitted in Koigu Premium Merino; 100% Merino 50g; 160m/175yds

Stitch marker
Tapestry needle for weaving in end

28 stitches and 44 rows over 10cm/4” stocking stitch in the round, blocked.
(Gauge is not crucial in this pattern; however, it will affect the overall finished size of and the amount of yarn used.)

One size: Finished dimensions 56cm/22” wide and 24.5cm/9.5” high