Scowl by fecknom


by fecknom
November 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in seed stitch (row count measured along bias)
US 3 - 3.25 mm
400 - 500 yards (366 - 457 m)
adult (one size fits most)
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No stitch marker, nothing to memorize. Just a sixteen-inch circular needle, a skein of yarn, and seed stitch. Simple a fun, Scowl is great for everyday winter wear.

For those who live in a climate with really cold winters: I tested this cowl in the winter of 2013-14 while working outside about a block from Lake Michigan. We know that some cowls are fashion accessories more than they are polar vortex shields. Scowl is your companion piece. Use it as a basic liner underneath another cowl or scarf. Extra long and knit at a tight gauge, it will scrunch and block the wind, even if you pull it up past your nose.

On sizing: This is sized to fit an average adult head, and will stretch to fit over most heads. If you are making the cowl smaller, larger, or in a different gauge, change the stitch count as needed. Any odd number of stitches worked in the round in (k1, p1) will yield seed stitch.