Rubus Cowl by Sandy Holdaway
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Rubus Cowl

May 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
130 - 350 yards (119 - 320 m)
S, M, L
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Rubus Cowl is the perfect partner for the Rubus Slouch. Soft and squishy, whether you like a snug fitting cowl or a long infinity scarf to loop around your neck you can’t beat a cowl as a modern alternative to the traditional scarf.

Available in 3 sizes, the small sized cowl is a cosy fit on an adult or perfectly suited for a child. The medium size sits neatly around the neck with minimal fuss and the long infinity scarf will keep your shoulders warm.

This pattern is written for both DK/8ply and Aran weight yarns.

The cowl is worked in the round from the bottom up. Instructions are given for an optional super stretchy tubular cast on and cast off for a professional looking finish. Link to youtube video tutorials included courtesy of Georgie Hallam of Tikkiknits.

The skill level is rated as ‘Advanced Beginner’ since the stitch pattern may be fiddly for an absolute beginner to execute, but a confident or adventurous beginner should not be discouraged.

The gathered stitch used in this pattern is based on an Estonian lace technique, a full photo tutorial is included.

Yarn requirements DK/8ply version
Small 18” circumference - 130yds/120m
Medium 23” circumference - 200yds/180m
Long 50” circumference - 380yds/350m

Gauge: 22 sts and 30 rows over 4” in stocking stitch with 4mm needles

Yarn requirements Aran version
Small 18” circumference - 110yds/100m
Medium 23” circumference - 200yds/180m
Long 50” circumference - 350yds/320m

Gauge: 18 sts and 26 rows over 4” in stocking stitch with 5mm needles

Skills required
Yarn over
Slipped stitches
Small circumference knitting

License free
This pattern is offered license free, you are permitted to sell items that you hand knit using this pattern. All I ask is that you give credit to this pattern and don’t pass off the design as your own.