James Cowl by Kate Bostwick
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James Cowl

February 2013
Aran (8 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in Charted pattern
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
95 - 180 yards (87 - 165 m)
Toddler, Child, Adult
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The James Cowl is a cozy neck warmer featuring stranded colourwork, knit in the round. It is suitable for boys and girls, men or women, young or old. While this is a great project for first time steekers, instructions are also given for an unsteeked version that is simply knit in the round.
This cowl was originally designed to keep small kids’ necks warm while avoiding the risk of them being strangled accidentally. The magnetic closures are strong enough to keep the cowl closed for normal use, but will open if for some reason it gets caught on something. The construction of the button band ensures that the magnetic snaps are safe and secure while also concealing their backings.

Pattern includes written structions and diagrams for steeking!

Sizes: Toddler (Child, Adult) steeked version / Toddler {Child, Adult} unsteeked version.
Finished Measurements: 17 (20, 22½)“ 42.5 (50, 56.5) cm around; 5½ (6, 6½)” 14 (15, 16) cm wide

Mission Falls 1824 Wool (Aran, 100% Merino, 85 yds 78 m/50 g) or any soft, sturdy Aran or Worsted weight yarn in three colours:
• MC: 60 (100, 105) yds 55 (90, 100) m
• CC1: 20 (50, 50) yds 20 (45, 45) m
• CC2: 15 (15, 15) yds 15 (15, 15) m
Size US #8 5 mmize needed to achieve gauge)
• 16 “ 40 cm circular needle
Size US #6 4 mmwo sizes smaller than that needed to achieve gauge)
• 2 circulars or 1 long (at least 24” 60 cm) circular for magic loop
Stitch marker
Tapestry needle
3 magnetic snap closures (3rd snap is optional for toddler size)

Thanks to Eleanor Dixon for tech editing!