Jamestown Cowl by Linda Wilgus

Jamestown Cowl

January 2013
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
360 - 450 yards (329 - 411 m)
Small, Medium, Large
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This is the cowl pattern ONLY! For the hat, please see this pattern: Jamestown Hat.

The Jamestown Cowl combines texture and stripes to create a colorful neck warmer. Short rows shape the four stripes in two contrasting colors, which widen and narrow in different places, while rows of broken rib in a neutral main color alternate with garter- and stockinette stitch for texture. Knit in the round in a worsted weight yarn, Jamestown Cowl is a quick knit and particularly fun if you enjoy knitting short rows. The cowl comes in three sizes.

Small (Medium, Large). Sample shown is a size medium.

Length circumference: 44.5 (48, 51.5) inches or 113 (122, 131)cm.
Width at widest point approximately: 10.5 inches or 27.5cm.

Worsted weight wool blend or 100% wool yarn, approximately 180 (205, 230) yds or 165 (188, 210) m in the main color and 90 (100, 110) yds or 82 (92, 101)m in each contrasting color.
1 US #6/4mm circular needle of 29” (80cm) or size needed to obtain gauge.
4 stitch markers.
1 darning needle.

Malabrigo Merino Worsted 100% merino wool; 210yds/192m per 100g.
Main color (MC): Polar Morn; 1 (1, 2) skeins.
Contrasting color #1 (CC1): Sweet Grape; 1 skein.
Contrasting color #2 (CC2): Uva; 1 skein.

The cowl is worked in the round with short rows to shape the widening and narrowing stripes. While the main part of the cowl is worked in the round, the short row sections are worked flat.

In order to knit this cowl you will need to use the yarn over method of working short rows. There are instructions in the pattern as well as a link to a photo tutorial.