Thornhill Cowl by Stephannie Tallent
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Thornhill Cowl

September 2013
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Stranded stockinette stitch on larger needles
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
550 yards (503 m)
One size; circumference: 27.5" / 70cm, height: 7.5" / 19cm
This pattern is available for download for $6.00.

This gorgeously soft indulgent cowl was inspired by Saul Bass’s title sequence for North by Northwest.

Which way to go? Who can be trusted?

Wear it with either side showing; it’s completely reversible (as are Thornhill’s feelings for Eve!).

Pattern is shown in Little Red Bicycle Penny Farthing Sock, Color A Basque, 1 skein & Color B Vixen, 1 skein. This yarn has been discontinued.

Recommended yarn substitutions:
Sincere Sheep Cushy Fingering, Color A Bare, 1 skein & Color B Kung Hey Fat Chow, 1 skein
Knitted Wit Cashy Wool, Color A Naked, 1 skein & Color B Black Magic, 1 skein

Yardage required reflects yardage based on total weight of cowl. Pattern requires one skein of each color. If you’d like a cowl with a larger circumference, increase in repeats of 16 sts (which works out to be about 2.25” / 5.5cm) and increase your yarn requirements proportionately.

Required Skills: Knitting in the round; stranded colorwork; kitchener stitch (grafting); provisional cast on; reading charts

Thank you to my tech editor, KT Vaughan.