This open basket-weave cowl is designed for both bulky and worsted weight yarns. I have a basket I love, from the folks at Tall Tales Yarn and Baskets in Tofte, Minnesota. It’s a bicycle basket I call Miss Gulch, after the owner of the most famous bicycle basket in the movies.
Bulky Version: 240 yards/220 meters
As shown uses 2 skeins of Mountain Top Blackthorn from Classic Elite, (120 yds per 100 gram skein) Color 7075 Beaver Gray
Worsted Version: 400 yards/365 meters
As shown uses 2 skeins of Swan’s Island Natural Colors Merino Worsted, 250 yds per 100 gm skein. Color Charcoal.
Bulky: 12 stitches and 20 rows over 4 inches (10 cm) in stockinette stitch. 11 sts and 19 rows in pattern stitch, after blocking.
Worsted: 18 stitches and 26 rows over 4 inches (10 cm) in stockinette stitch. 16 sts and 24 rows in pattern stitch, after blocking.