kentmere cowl by Lily Kate France

kentmere cowl

December 2022
yarn held together
+ Lace
= Aran (8 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
437 - 656 yards (400 - 600 m)
one size, customizable
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A 2011 design revisited for 2022 - a (literal) twist on the garter stitch scarf. Two interlocking moebius loops create an effortlessy rumpled cowl that physically can’t collapse flat. Nothing worse than a floppy cowl! The Kentmere cowl pattern works in any yarn weight and the pattern includes instructions for modifying for your particular gauge.

YARN: any yarn! This pattern technically works in any yarn weight.
Sample used 1 strand of worsted weight (AXIS by Lily Kate in shade Albedo) held together with 1 strand of laceweight silk mohair for the 1st half, and 3 strands of silk mohair held together for the 2nd half. Both combinations resulted in a thick aran / light chunky weight yarn. Sample used approx 130m of worsted and
600m of laceweight in total.

I used handdyed silk mohair (not listed on Ravelry) for the sample, which is the same fibre content / yardage as theRowan Kidsilk Haze listed.

GAUGE: 14 sts / 22 rows to 4” / 10cm in sample, see note above. Pattern works for any gauge, but be sure to make and block a swatch, (blocking is especially important with garter stitch), and measure your gauge accurately. Aim for a slightly airy / drapey fabric. Make a note of how much your fabric grows lengthwise during blocking.

Chosen needle size in either straight or circular (cowl is worked flat). Sample used 6mm needle.
Tapestry needle
Scrap yarn
Crochet hook for provisional cast on

SIZING: Finished cowl measured approx 53” / 153cm long and 12” / 30 cm wide after blocking, before twisting and assembling.

Photo tutorial for the twisting included in the pattern :)

I LOVE seeing people knit my patterns and make them their own - if you could tag @lilykatemakes and #KentmereCowl on Instagram that would be great!