Spring Awakening Cowl by Meg Roke

Spring Awakening Cowl

March 2012
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
240 yards (219 m)
(Unbuttoned) Length: 7.5” (19 cm), width: 23” (58 cm)
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The Spring Awakening Cowl is a cozy spring accessory. It is knit straight, width-wise on circular needles, with a garter stitch edge on the top and bottom edges of the cowl. The body of the cowl is knit in a “leaves of grass” stitch pattern with a leaf motif on one side edge. A button hole (for mother of pearl shell buttons) sits at the bottom of each of the stems on the leaf motif edge.

The cowl is knit using (less than) one skein of Three Irish Girls’ Wexford Merino Silk yarn, which feels soft and warm around one’s neck to keep out the biting winds of March and April, without feeling overheated, scratchy or bulky. The leaves of grass stitch pattern, leaf motif and soft blended hues in the Maura color- way hint that winter is coming to an end and spring is making its arrival. Pattern includes written and chart instructions.

(In the “Key” it should read)
Kfb= knit through the front and back on same stitch (increase 1 stitch)

1 skein of Three Irish Girlsʼ Wexford Merino
Silk yarn (60% fine merino, 40% silk) 240 yards/ 219 meters, 4 oz/ 114 g per skein, in the Maura colorway
US 8 (5 mm) circular needles, 24” long (or size needed to obtain gauge)
Tapestry needle
Stitch marker
3 (1 inch) buttons

(Unbuttoned) Length: 7.5” (19 cm), width: 23” (58 cm)

18 stitches and 25 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch pattern using size US 8 circular needles