The Academic cowl by Amy Castillo

The Academic cowl

December 2011
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stranded colorwork
US 7 - 4.5 mm
75 - 130 yards (69 - 119 m)
Short (Tall)
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12/24/2018 - Thank you for visiting this pattern. Effective immediately this pattern will be offered for free, after several years as a purchasable pattern. I’ve made this decision due to an effort to scale back my web presence. At the start of 2019 I will also take down my blog due to inactivity. Thank you for stopping by and hope you have a great day wherever you are. :)

Add a pop of color to your winter wardrobe with a simple yet refined colorwork cowl. The double-layer created by the two colors will help keep that winter wind from chilling you to the bone.

Two versions are available with this pattern:

Short – 7 inches deep, 20 ¾ inches around (17.78 cm deep, 52.7 cm around)
Tall – 10 inches deep, 21 ¾ inches around (25.4 cm deep, 55.25 cm around)

Short version
Knit Picks Wool of the Andes (100% wool, worsted weight, 50 grams, 110 yards per skein)
Main Color (MC) – Dove Heather (approx. 105 yards used) Coordinating Color (CC) – Sapphire Heather (approx. 75 yards used)

Tall version
Cascade 220 Worsted (100% wool, worsted weight, 100 grams, 220 yards per skein)
MC – Color #9465, Dark Brown Heather (approx. 130 yards used)
CC – Color #9489, Brick Red Heather (approx. 110 yards used)

This cowl would be a great beginner pattern for those new to colorwork.