Oceanside Cowl by Katherine Vaughan

Oceanside Cowl

by Katherine Vaughan
September 2009
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 39 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch.
US 4 - 3.5 mm
250 - 350 yards (229 - 320 m)
One size fits most. Cowl is blocked to 21in circumference by 18in long (47.5cm by 45cm). Mods for other widths noted.
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This cowl was inspired by the need for a simple, lightweight garment to keep the chill off while on vacation in the fall at the beach. The stitch pattern echoes the foam-flecked waves of the Atlantic, and the yarn used includes a small amount of chitin, made from the exoskeletons of small invertebrates like shrimp and crabs. The pattern is simple enough to take anywhere, but looks complex enough to impress your friends. It is knit in the round with a rippled lace pattern that is completed in two rounds.

This is a great project for an odd skein of sock yarn—or any other lightweight fingering yarn you may have lying around. Whether you keep one for yourself, or knit several for gifts, this is a good stashbusting project for any time of year!

Many thanks to my pattern testers Becca (Msrib), Deb (Sockknitter54), Jenn (Rois), and Lois (LoisKnits)!