Ivory Moss Cowl by Almond Biscotti

Ivory Moss Cowl

December 2012
Aran (8 wpi) ?
14 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette
7.0 mm
327 - 328 yards (299 - 300 m)
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This simple moss stitch (seed stitch) cowl requires little effort for big reward and is a great beginner project. The cable cast-on makes a nice consistent stretchy edge that is similar in appearance to the purl bind off. The eco-friendly merino/alpaca blend wool I used was wonderfully soft and squishy, but any aran weight yarn would work, including acrylic and cotton yarns.

The pattern requires two x 164 yd skeins of aran weight wool, a 7.0 mm 24” circular needle, and a darning needle to weave in the ends.

Cable c/o 149 sts, join in the round, and place a row marker before your first stitch. Work in moss stitch (knit 1, purl 1) continuously until there is only enough yarn (approx. 3 yds) left for a loose purl bind off. Weave in the ends and block if desired.

I used all but 2” of the two skeins and didn’t block it as I liked the natural bubbly texture (and it was already soft and nicely elastic).

The finished cowl is 42” long and 9” wide.