Straw Cowl by Beatrice Perron Dahlen

Straw Cowl

September 2013
Sport (12 wpi) ?
7 stitches = 1 inch
in Pattern Stitch (Front Cross)
US 6 - 4.0 mm
300 - 700 yards (274 - 640 m)
Large (52 inch Circumfrence) and Medium (26 inch Circumfrence)
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I’m a farmer groupie. I don’t have my own farm, but I work on one and daydream about my some-day farm. That is how the Straw Cowl came about. Its long zigs and zags and lovely warm yellow were inspired by a barn full to the brim of straw on a crisp autumn day.

The pattern is written for two sizes: long or short. The longer version can be worn double wrapped or hanging loosely.

The stitch in this fabric takes some time to knit, but the results are well worth it for a densely knit fabric with a lovely drape and feel.

Finished Sizes after blocking: 52” circumference and 10” tall cowl (Option A) or 26” circumference and 10 “ tall cowl (Option B)

Gauge: 7 stitches per inch worked in front cross

Yarn: Quince & Company Chickadee (sport weight 5 ply) 100% American Wool, 181 yds 166 m / 50g

Yardage: approx. 625-675 yards for Option A, or 300-350 for Option B

Needles: Size 6 (4mm) circular or straight or size needed to obtain gauge