Rib and Flow Cowl by Leanne Spinazola

Rib and Flow Cowl

Knitting
February 2015
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
240 yards (219 m)
One Size

Knit from the bottom up, this cozy cowl features short row shaping along the lower edge creating extra fabric in the front and back for extended warmth without extra bulk. The simple ribbing decreases as you knit up which creates the shaping as well as the fancy-shamancy “flow” of the ribbing!

I originally designed this cowl to be knit in a heavy worsted/Aran weight yarn (I used the Lotus Handspun Cashmere, but it can easily be knit in alpaca or merino/cashmere blend for a similarly scrumptious and drape-tastic fabric). However, the prototypes for this cowl were first in the DK weight Malabrigo Rueca Handspun, and I couldn’t help but write up an altered version of this pattern using that yarn as well. Instructions for a DK and Heavy Worsted version of Rib and Flow are included with the pattern.

Finished Measurements
DK version: 13” tall from front edge to top edge; 32” circumference at widest part (the bottom) and 26” circumference at narrowest part (the top)

Heavy Worsted version: 16” tall from front edge to top edge; 32” circumference at widest part (the bottom) and 26” circumference at narrowest part (the top)

Please note that I kept the DK version to a 1 skein cowl, which ends up a bit shorter in the neck than the Heavy Worsted version. If you want a taller cowl, you’ll need more yardage than the pattern calls for. Since the pattern is knit from the bottom up, it is super easy to keep knitting with the extra yarn and cast off when you’ve reached your desired length. :)

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