Shawlcowl Pullover by Susan Elston

Shawlcowl Pullover

April 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
US 8 - 5.0 mm
140 - 210 yards (128 - 192 m)
S/M, L
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The Shawlcowl Pullover is designed to mimic the trendy look of wearing a shawl as a scarf combined with the comfortable ease of wearing a pullover cowl.

Hence: Shawlcowl. The name isn’t fancy, but you will find the design knits up quickly in worsted weight yarn on circular needles and is easy enough for an advanced beginner.

Shawlcowl has a soft and squishy garter stitch front panel embraced by a classic feather-and-fan lace border. A garter stitch vertical spine runs top to bottom at the center front.

The pattern includes instructions for two Shawlcowl styles (the original Shawlcowl Pullover and the Shawlcowl 2 variation), both in two sizes to fit from teens to adults: S/M (9.5 inches tall at center front with a 21-inch circumference neck opening) and L (12.5 inches tall at center front with a 25-inch circumference neck opening).

I would recommend size S/M for teens, petite women, and average-size women. I would recommend size L for plus-size women or anyone who prefers a looser fit in this type of accessory.

My top photo at left shows an average-size woman wearing a size S/M Shawlcowl.

The third photo down shows a size S/M Shawlcowl on the left next to a size L Shawlcowl 2 on the right.

Shawlcowl is a season-spanning accessory that is beautiful enough to give as a gift. (Or keep your Shawlcowl for yourself – your secret is safe with me!)

Samples shown in my photos are made with Lily Sugar and Cream 100% cotton worsted weight yarn, but Shawlcowl will work well in many other kinds of worsted weight yarn. Check out the “yarn ideas” tab for some great suggestions.

If you use standard (120-yard) balls of Lily Sugar and Cream, two balls are recommended. However, I have included instructions in the notes for how to make a size S/M Shawlcowl with just one ball if that is your preference.

Correcting typo: The update I sent out on May 3 corrects a typo that appears on page 8 of the pattern ONLY. So if you had already printed out the pattern, to fix your printed copy while saving paper, you need only to reprint page 8.