Martini Cowl by Miranda Jollie

Martini Cowl

November 2013
Any size you like!
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This pattern is available for free.

Any yarn… any length…any size!

Think of it less as a knitting pattern and more as a cocktail. Like a Martini, which can be anything from a dry-as-a-bone Gibson, dressed with a pickled onion, to a sweet chocolaty confection, it gives you a basic recipe that you can make your own. It works with any yarn, from a feathery laceweight to a cosy chunky, and it’s so versatile, you can make a cowl from almost any reasonable amount. A simple nine-stitch repeat means you start at the beginning and just keep knitting until you’ve got enough. Because you can just keep on knitting until you run out of yarn, it’s perfect for that stray skein or festival purchase where you’re not sure how much you’ve got. You could find yourself with a swirling smokering or a snug collar; the choice is yours.

I’ve provided specific instructions for a sock/fingering weight cowl on 60cm/24” circular needles and a long aran-weight version on 100cm/40” circulars; but once you’ve got the idea, you can then use the adaptation instructions to make it your own.

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Photographed on location at Clare Priory and Clare Castle, Suffolk

Thank you to all my fabulous testers over in the Free Pattern Testers group.