Grateful Cowl MKAL by Heather Anderson

Grateful Cowl MKAL

March 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, blocked
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
330 yards (302 m)
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Please join me for the MKAL this month in my group, Heather Anderson Designs! I’m grateful for and celebrating the last 5 years of knitting fun and learning!

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This bandana shaped cowl can be knit with a solid, tonal, speckled, or gradient yarn. I would lean away from highly variegated yarns. This cowl can be knit in fingering weight yarn or sized up slightly with sport weight yarn.

Want to work this cowl with a contrast color or colors? The possibilities for stash busting are endless. All but one of the fingering weight test cowls used less than 275 yds (251 m) of yarn, so partial skeins are perfect for this project. The fingering weight multi-color option I knit used 265 yds (242 m) of the MC and 65 yds (59 m) of the CC.

Fingering Weight Finished Size: approx. 23” (58 cm) neck opening, 15” (38 cm) deep at front, 5” (13 cm) deep in back

Sport Weight Finished Size: approx. 25” (63.5 cm) neck opening, 18” (46 cm) deep at front, 6” (15 cm) deep in back

• Fingering or sport weight yarn, 330 yds (302 m)
• For fingering weight—US Size 3 (3.25 mm) 19-24” (48-61 cm) (or size needed to obtain gauge)
• For sport weight—US Size 4 (3.5 mm) 19-24” (48-61 cm) (or size needed to obtain gauge)
• 1 DPN of gauge size needle
• Stitch markers
• Tapestry needle

Fingering weight—24 sts = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette st, blocked
Sport weight—23 sts = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette st, blocked

You will not be working in stockinette for this cowl, but this gauge should give some indication of the tension of your knits and purls. As you begin, if the patterns are too loose (or tight) with your yarn and needle size, you can go down (or up) a needle size. Exact gauge is not crucial, but it will affect the size of the cowl and yardage requirements.