Noughts & Crosses Cowl by Lola Johnson

Noughts & Crosses Cowl

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March 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
219 - 470 yards (200 - 430 m)
Two sizes (easily adaptable by adding or removing repeats)
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Discontinued. This digital pattern is no longer available online.

The Noughts and Crosses cowl plays with the juxtaposition of cables and lace, creating a harmonious balance between the two that makes it the perfect spring cowl, or the ideal cover up for summer evenings. With a couple more repeats and the addition of another nought and cross to your repeats it could be converted to be knit in fingering weight or lace weight yarn.

Please note there are few rest rows, but knitting the cowl does become fairly intuitive once you get started.

This cowl comes in two versions, charted only and written instructions. It is easily adaptable with two height options and it can be extended by adding repeats, or you can use the suggested stitch counts for an option of two lengths. The cowl can also be knit flat and buttoned, the beauty of the button version is that depending on the size of the buttons chosen you can use the eyelet holes as button holes, creating several different looks.

Yarn: Third Vault Yarns Echo Dk, shown in Naiad
any of the Third Vault Yarns Dk weight yarns in a semisolid or tonal colourway will work for this pattern
One skein required for the standard length, two skeins required for the longer length.
Any Dk Weight yarn with good stitch definition can be substituted.

Third Vault Yarns is offering kits for the cowl in the Etsy store: here

Gauge: 20 sts 30 rows in Stockinette 10 X 10 cm/ 4” square

Needles: US 7 (4.5 mm) circular 20’’ needle
2 Cable needles

Thanks to Claire aka the Aberdonian for knitting the sample