Two Night Cowl by J. L. Fleckenstein

Two Night Cowl

October 2015
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
3 stitches = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
100 - 135 yards (91 - 123 m)
Adult Small, Medium, and Large
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This close-fitting, twisted cowl may be knit in two evenings, thus the name “Two-Night Cowl”. The ribbed, twist-stitch faux cable stitch pattern creates a two-sided fabric that looks great on both sides.

You will need any bulky weight yarn (gauge of 3 stitches to the inch on size U.S. 10.5 needles) in two colors, a main color and then a contrasting accent color for the edges. Optionally, you might want to sew a nice big button on the cowl … I like the way it looks with a button detail.

I used 100 yards for the main color, and just a small amount (less than 10 yards) for the contrasting accent color.

This cowl is knit in the round and measures 18” in width before being twisted. I give instructions for sizes Adult Small, Medium, and Large. If you want to make your cowl even larger, increase the stitch count by multiples of 4 stitches. Both sides of the fabric are attractive, so extra twists in a larger cowl would look great.