Knightly by Stephen West
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October 2010
18 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
One Size
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This deceptively simple hooded cowl is worked almost entirely flat in garter stitch, which means minimal purling! The sample is worked in two colorways, but feel free to substitute more or less colors. A sleek round hood frames the face with structure. Choose a favorite yarn and allow this versatile cowl to armor you against the coming fall and winter chill.

Finished Measurements: 6″ / 15cm wide from CO to BO of cowl, 40″ / 102cm cowl circumference, 15″ / 38cm from CO to top of hood.

Yarn: Worsted weight
Color A : 165 yds / 151m
Color B: 280 yds / 256m

Shown in: Rowan Lima (84% Baby Alpaca, 8% Merino Wool, 8% Nylon; 109 yds/ 100m per 50g ball)
Color A: 886 Puno
Color B: 882 Chile

Needles: 32″ US 9 / 5.5mm circular

Gauge: 18 sts and 18 rows = 4″ / 10cm in garter

Pattern Notes: The first section is knit back and forth in garter stitch and later seamed. Another rectangle is knit to form the back and sides of the hood. The top of the hood is worked in the round, decreasing to form a spiral top. Finally, the brim is added by picking up stitches around the front edge of the hood. Short rows provide shaping to frame the face for a crisp finish.