Kejimkujik Canoe Cowl by Raven Knits Design
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Kejimkujik Canoe Cowl

November 2016
Sport (12 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette worked in the round
US 4 - 3.5 mm
260 - 400 yards (238 - 366 m)
Long Loop (@40"), Short Tube (@28")
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Kejimkujik (k’gemu-koojik) National Park and Historical Site is located in Nova Scotia, Canada. Named for the largest lake in the park, Kejimkujik preserves ancestral canoe routes, fishing camps and petroglyphs of the Mi’kmaq people. The slipped stitch motif of this cowl reflects many aspects of the park; pointed canoe prows cutting through still water, pine trees on the shores of rippling lakes, and the chevron patterned quillwork of the Mi’kmaq.

The cowl instructions come in two lengths; a long loop (40”) that can be doubled for extra thickness, and a smaller tube (28”) to wear close to the face for warmth without the extra layers. The length of the cowl can easily be adjusted by eliminating or adding stitches in multiples of 12. Keep in mind that adding extra repeats will increase the yardage needed.

The cowl when blocked is @9” tall; this can be adjusted slightly during blocking by pinning for extra length.

Materials Needed:

  • @300 (200) yards main colour sport weight yarn
  • @160 (107) yards contrast colour sport weight yarn
  • 3.5mm (US4) circular needle, or size needed to meet gauge
  • stitch marker to mark start/end of rounds
  • Optional: additional markers to mark repeats
  • Optional: cable needle

Gauge: 20 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches in unblocked stockingette worked in the round

Because the cowl is not a close fitted garment, gauge is not essential. Keep in mind, however, that if your gauge is very different from the gauge given in the pattern, it will affect how much yarn you will need.

Light DK or heavy fingering weight yarn may be substituted if desired.

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