North Woods Cowl (Hudson Bay Inspired) by Shelley Hilton

North Woods Cowl (Hudson Bay Inspired)

November 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
15 stitches = 4 inches
US 8 - 5.0 mm
219 - 437 yards (200 - 400 m)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

For Canadians, the cream and 4 colour stripes - green, red, yellow and black are readily recognizable and associated with the Hudson’s Bay blanket and a part of our heritage.

These famous old blankets of my youth were heavy, scratchy wool, but here, these Hudson’s Bay blanket-inspired cowls are made in a soft alpaca mix.

Directions are for two versions: The first is the shorter, closer to the neck version in the traditional blanket colours. The second is a longer version in non-traditional colours that can be worn long or wrapped around the neck twice.