I love spinning beautiful colours and fibres, but it can be tricky to find a single skein project that shows off my yarny handiwork. Enter the SABLE Scowl - a single skein project featuring the wearability of a cowl and the styling of a shawl. It uses 100g (3.5oz) of any yarn weight, uses every last yard of your precious skein, and shows off gradients, stripes, and texture. It’s everything you need to avoid SABLE! Not a spinner? Imagine the possibilities in variegated, hand dyed, or striping yarn!
Choose any 100g skein you like for this project. Bulky yarns will give you a dense, warm cowl with less length in the lace section. Fine yarns will give the impression of a larger shawl, draped like a neckerchief. Gradient colourways are particularly fun.
See page 6 of this pattern for a printable version on a single page. However, I recommend you read through the main pattern first as it goes over some aspects in greater detail.
61cm (24in) at neck opening. Bottom varies depending on yarn weight and gauge.
Depends on your yarn choice. Choose a dense enough gauge that the cowl will stand up a bit at the neck.
Yarn: 100 grams of anything! The pattern allows for any weight of yarn. The samples are worked in handspun super bulky and heavy worsted weight.
6 stitch markers.
Depends on your chosen gauge.
Novice - intermediate. Requires the ability to cast on, bind off, knit, purl, work flat and in the round, and work simple lace. It helps if you are confident enough to chose your own gauge and read your knitting.