Pine Sway Cowl by Juju Vail
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Pine Sway Cowl

Knitting
December 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch after blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
477 yards (436 m)
One size: 34 cm / 13½” deep x 54 cm / 21¼” top edge circumference x 126 cm / 49½” bottom edge circumference
This pattern is available for free.

Pine Sway Cowl is a collaboration between The Fibre Company and Pom Pom Quarterly for Winter 2016.

A generous size with a slouchy fit, Pine Sway is something to snuggle down into when the weather turns! The fun garter ridge stripes lead into a slanting herringbone band that gives the cowl its flattering cape-like shape. As cosy as a forest in winter, where the trees enclose you as they dip their boughs to carry the weight of the snow. The tall pines sway, but the forest floor is still and quiet.

One size: 34 cm / 13½” deep x 54 cm / 21¼” top edge circumference x 126 cm / 49½” bottom edge circumference

Yarn: The Fibre Company Cumbria (worsted weight; 90% wool, 10% mohair; 216 m / 236 yds per 100 g skein)
Shade A: Grizedale Forest; 1 skein
Shade B: Helvellyn; 1 skein

Gauge: 19 sts & 32 rows = 10 cm / 4” over garter stitch after blocking.

Needles: 4.5 mm / US 7 circular needle, 80 cm (32”) length OPTIONAL two 4.5 mm / US 7 DPNs to work i-cord (you can also use your circular needles)
Always use a needle size that will result in the correct gauge after blocking.

Notions: Stitch marker, scrap yarn for provisional cast on

Notes: The cowl is begun at the upper edge with an i-cord. Stitches are picked up, in the round, from the side of the i-cord and increased in a two colour garter and stocking stitch stripe. The stripes transition into a travelling, zig-zag slip stitch. Since this is a slip stitch pattern, only one colour is worked in each round. The zigzags increase the width of the cowl. The cowl finishes with a final repeat of the striped garter and stocking stitch section. The colour yarn to be used is indicated at the beginning of each round. Throughout, on the round following an increase round, all yarn overs should be either knit or purled through the back loop, according to pattern.