The Jeera Shawl-Cowl is a hybrid piece. It is knit like a cowl, but designed to look like a semi-circular shawl draped around the neck. It is worked in alternating bands of garter stitch and a very simple textured openwork stitch pattern and begins as a shawl knit flat. When the top edge reaches the appropriate length, the two ends are joined and worked in the round to the end. A picot border finishes the piece.
This shawl-cowl is substantial and drapey, making it a versatile piece to wear. Bunch it up around the neck or pull down over the shoulders for a capelet look.
Miss Babs Keira (100% superwash merino; 560 yards/8.3 oz), 1 skein, shown in Cumin and Thunderstorm.
Or 560 yards/512 meters fingering weight yarn.
US 6 4 mm circular needle, 16-24”/40-60 cm
19 stitches and 37 rows = 4”/10 cm square in pattern, blocked
23”/ 58.5 cm circumference at top opening
15.25”/ 38.75 cm height at center
45.5”/ 115.5 cm circumference at bottom opening
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