Trixie Cowl by Dolin Bliss O'Shea

Trixie Cowl

February 2012
15 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
370 - 400 yards (338 - 366 m)
one-size different gauges
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The Trixie Cowl has a few tricks up her sleeve…Well not really, but by combining different textures and even different yarns, it is like you are wearing two different cowls. The cowl is loosely knit on the bias and has sturdy I-cord edges, so it will naturally fold in half, neatly aligning each of the I-cord edges. Have fun with this one. Make one in a single bold yarn or mix it up a bit by combining two different colors or a variegated yarn.

Don’t let the provisional cast on or Kitchener stitch scare you. You can easily skip these by casting on and binding off very loosely, then seaming together. Your seam will be hidden in the natural fold of the cowl.

5/5/12 - I sent out an update today for this pattern, the actual instructions for this pattern weren’t updated. Just a mistake in Notes section. Note #2 should read:

“After completing the set-up row of the lace pattern the first time, you may find it helpful to place a locking stitch marker on that side of the work to help you keep track of what row you are on. Every time the stitch marker is facing you, you know you are working on a right side row.”

Check out the how-to for the twist: