Hold Steady Cowl by Kristen Ashbaugh-Helmreich

Hold Steady Cowl

March 2013
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
11 stitches and 9 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Cheveron Stitch
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
150 - 200 yards (137 - 183 m)
One Size
This pattern is available for free.

3/18/13- Pattern Edit/Errata Chevron pattern should read as follows:
Chevron Pattern (14 st repeat):
Rnd 1: k1f&b, k4, ssk, k2tog, k4, k1f&b; repeat from to end of rnd.
Rnd 2: Purl

Everything else in the pattern is the same. Pattern PDF is being updated and should be fixed by 3/24/13. Sorry for the typo!

This cowl is color blocked with three different colors of Classic Elite Toboggan yarn.

The inspiration for this cowl came to me while on a road trip to Chico, CA to see my husband’s favorite band in concert, The Hold Steady. The cowl isn’t really inspired by the band itself, but more by my love for color blocking, chevrons, and those awesome hand-knit afghans of the 60s and 70s. I had one of these on my bed as a kid and I will always remember wrapping up in its warmth on chilly days. My husband and I keep blankets similar to these in our cars because you never know when you are going to get chilly on a drive. On that particular trip, I glanced at the blanket out of the corner of my eye, and the idea for this cowl was born. The cozy chunky Toboggan yarn from Classic Elite Yarns is the perfect blend of softness and warmth making this one of my all-time favorite knits!