Tapered Cowl by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas

Tapered Cowl

August 2017
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
650 yards (594 m)
Approx. 36"/91cm around at lower edge; 22"/56cm around at top edge. Approx. 20"/51cm deep.
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The long, slow shaping of this cowl begins with a wider base that slips as far over one or both shoulders as the circumference allows, while the narrower top end fills in the neck to keep you beautifully cozy.

We chose String Blossom, a cashmere blend, and Blue Sky Fibers Baby Alpaca—both overflowing with next-to-the-skin softness—and knitted them on slightly smaller needles for dense, luxurious folds.

This two page pattern includes:

  • Color photography by the talented Jared Flood
  • Tips on how to swatch for fabric
  • Instructions for finishing and blocking your Cowl

Approx. 36”/91cm around at lower edge; 22”/56cm around at top edge.
Approx. 20”/51cm deep.

Approx. 650 yds/594m sport-weight yarn.
Shown in pale grey in 4 skeins String Blossom (177 yds/162m each), Color 72.
Shown in dark grey in 6 skeins Blue Sky Fibers Baby Alpaca (110 yds/100m each), Color 509.

US 3 (3.25mm) 24”/60cm and 16”/40cm circular needles, or size to obtain gauge.
12 stitch markers (1 in a contrasting color to designate beginning of round).
Darning needle to finish.

Approx. 24 sts/36 rounds = 4”/10cm in stockinette stitch, after blocking.