Railroadster Cowl by Meaghan Schmaltz

Railroadster Cowl

December 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
150 - 215 yards (137 - 197 m)
24 (32) inches circumference by 8 inches tall after blocking
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The Story
It’s no secret that I love a good drink, be it beer, wine or a cocktail. This particular cowl was inspired by a favorite cocktail of mine, the Railroadster, both in color and in name.
This one-skein knit is quick, easy, reversible and truly seamless with an invisible graft to complete the cowl. And of course… if you’d like to sip while you knit, you can visit my BLOG for the cocktail recipe!

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  • This pattern includes directions for a cowl, knit flat, and seamed.
  • Techniques used include a provisional cast-on and a modified kitchener graft.
  • Needle length is based on preference but should be at least 8” long to accommodate the height of the cowl.