In Search of the Seine Cowl by Sarah Schira

In Search of the Seine Cowl

Knitting
January 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
260 - 743 yards (238 - 679 m)
Neck Warmer (8”/20cm tall; 22”/56cm circumference; Cowl: 10.5”/27cm tall; 54”/137cm circumference
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Dramatic ironwork-inspired details sweep around your neck in this four-colour cowl. Simple horizontal slip-stitch cables play against vertical stripes of garter. There is both a neckwarmer size (smaller in circumference and height and meant to loop once to fit behind your jacket collar) and a cowl size (double looped, luscious, cozy).

It’s knit side-to-side and then sewn together with a bit of overlap. Buttons are attached at the end and there are no button-holes to work. I’ve included directions and photos for sewing the cowl together since I know that worries about finishing can keep people away from something they otherwise love. It’s really simple and the photos make it super clear.

Skills Used
•knit, purl
•M1R, M1L
•k2tog, ssk
•slipping sts purlwise
•cabling
•sewing two layers together
•attaching buttons

Materials List
Colour A - 1 (2) skeins Silver Grey 1946
Colour B - 1 (2) skeins Charcoal 900
Colour C - 1 skein Jet 1913
Colour D - 1 skein Ruby 893

Yardage:
Neck Warmer
Colour A - 80 yds / 73m
Colour B - 150 yds / 137m
Colour C - 20 yds / 19m
Colour D - 10 yds / 10m

Cowl
Colour A - 230 yds / 210m
Colour B - 430 yds / 395m
Colour C - 58 yds / 45m
Colour D - 25 yds / 23m

Notions:  2 stitch markers, 6 3/4” / 20mm buttons, darning needle.

Gauge:
after light blocking
19 sts and 24 rows = 4” / 10 cm in stockinette
18 sts and 32 rows = 4” / 10 cm in garter

This pattern has been test knit.