Mood Cowl by Shaina Bilow

Mood Cowl

Knitting
October 2018
yarn held together
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
4 stitches and 5 rows = 1 inch
in Stockinette Stitch holding the yarn doubled
US 9 - 5.5 mm
350 - 630 yards (320 - 576 m)
Small (straight over the head) and Large (two loops around the neck)
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Mood Cowl
Experience Level: Beginner

This pattern was created to use all those odds-and-ends of sock and fingering yarn you have. The beauty of this cowl is that you hold the yarn doubled stranded - while you create a uniquely colored ombre or striped cowl, you’re also saving on knitting time. It’s a simple pattern, you can knit a couple of these cowls in no time!

Construction Details
The Mood Cowl is worked in the round. After working ribbing for the border, stockinette is worked while changing colors whenever you please. Blog post/pattern gives pointers on how to change colors in an appealing way.

Techniques Necessary
• Cast on
• Joining in the round
• Knitting ribbing in the round
• Knitting
• Bind off

Size options: Small (Large)
Finished Measurements: 22” circumference x 13” depth (48” circumference x 9” depth)

Suggested Yarn: 350-420 (575-630) yards of fingering weight yarn Note that this yarn must be held double strand for the cowl.

Gauge: 16 stitches and 20 rounds = 4” in pattern stitch on size US 9 (5.5 mm) needles.

Needle: US 9 (5.5 mm) - 24” (32”) circular needles. Adjust needle size as necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Additional materials: 1 stitch marker, tapestry needle.