Shifting Sands Cowl by Julie Golub

Shifting Sands Cowl

January 2012
Sport (12 wpi) ?
10 stitches and 7 rows = 1 inch
in pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
260 - 270 yards (238 - 247 m)
One Size
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Description: This reversible cowl is entirely knit in a single ribbing pattern with a simple alternating cable pattern to give it complexity. It’s density makes for a very warm cowl. A tubular cast on and bind off gives it a professional and elegant finish, but a regular longtail cast on and normal bind off can be used instead if that better suits you.

Finished Size: 20” diameter, and 7.5” in length

Techniques Used: Ribbing, working in the round, cabling, tubular cast on, tubular cast off.

Difficulty: I would call this intermediate only because of the ribbing and added challenge of the tubular cast on and bind off. But with a regular cast on and bind off it is more of an advanced beginner.

Note Regarding Fit: Due to the stretchy nature of ribbing, there is a fair amount of sidewise stretch with wearing, so you may want to consider going down a needle size if you like your cowls to be snug around the neck.