Hot Flashes Cowl by Shaina Bilow

Hot Flashes Cowl

January 2015
both are used in this pattern
Aran (8 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in Pattern Stitch
US 10 - 6.0 mm
300 - 310 yards (274 - 283 m)
One Size - 9" x 60"
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Especially sizzling in self-striping yarns, the Hot Flashes Cowl is about to be your favorite accessory to knit and wear. How do I know?

  1. The cowl is knit on the bias, which makes the fabric drapey and soft.
  2. The cowl can be looped once, twice, or even three times (!!!) around the neck. That means it’ll suit many different styles… and temperamental weather, too.
  3. The two-row biased lace pattern practically knits itself!
  4. Let’s face it: that modern lace stitch is quite lovely.
  5. Aran/heavy worsted weight yarn is easy to come by – and lots of fun to wear.
  6. Size 10 needles means that you will knit this at supersonic speed.

Construction Details
The Hot Flashes Cowl is made in one piece along the short edge and requires a little bit of seaming or grafting to turn it into a closed loop. It is up to the knitter to decide if they would like to work a standard cast-on and then seam the ends together or if they would like to work a provisional cast-on and then graft the ends together or work a 3-needle bind off. You could even choose not to close the cowl and keep it as a scarf.

Experience Level: Advanced Beginner

Techniques Necessary
• Cast on (either standard or provisional)
• Knit
• Purl
• K2tog
• YO
• Bind off (or grafting or 3-needle bind off)

Size options: One size

Finished Measurements: 9” x 60”

Suggested Yarn: 300 yards of Heavy Worsted or Aran weight (CYCA #4) yarn. Sample made with Schoppel Reggae Ombre (100% virgin wool, 109 yds / 50 g) 3 balls.

Gauge: 12 stitches and 16 rows = 4” in mesh pattern stitch.

Needle: US 10 (6 mm) needles. Adjust needle size as necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Additional materials: tapestry needle, waste yarn for provisional cast on (optional).