Hawick Cowl by Rachel Atkinson
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Hawick Cowl

Knitting
November 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in slip stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
0 - 653 yards (0 - 597 m)
SIZE S (M, L): 46 (51.5, 57)cm / 18 (201⁄4, 221⁄2)in circumference, 21.5cm / 81⁄2in deep Sample shown is a medium.
This pattern is available for free.

Hawick is the perfect cowl for keeping winter winds at bay!
With a easy slip stitch pattern it’s great for beginners and a go-to for gift knitting.

The tweedlike texture that is created by the slip stitch technique is the also the inspiration behind the name, as Hawick (pronounced Hoyk) is a town in Scotland where tweed was invented.

This design uses Orkney Angora bespoke colours exclusively dyed for Loop, London!

SIZE
S (M, L): 46 (51.5, 57)cm / 18 (201⁄4, 221⁄2)in circumference, 21.5cm / 81⁄2in deep
Sample shown is a medium.

MATERIALS
Yarn: Orkney Angora St. Magnus (DK weight; 50% angora, 50% Lambswool; 200m / 218 yds per 50g ball)
One ball in each of the following shades:
A – London Soot
B – Magical Goose
C – Ghost

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
3.5mm (UK 10/US 4) circular needle, 40cm (16in) length 4mm (UK 8/US 6) circular needle, 40cm (16in) length Stitch marker Tapestry needle

TENSION
28 sts and 44 rows to 10cm (4in) over slip stitch pattern on 4mm needles after blocking. Take time to check your tension and adjust the needle size accordingly to ensure an accurate finish.

PATTERN NOTES
Do not break the yarn after each colour change! Carry the yarns loosely up the inside bringing the new working yarn under the other two yarns when you change colours.
Hawick is easy to size up or down by casting on in multiples of 4 stitches.
You will have enough yarn to make two cowls in the given sizes by changing the colours around and using Magical Goose or Ghost as the main colour in place of London Soot.