Vancouver Rain Cowl by Deborah Dar Woon

Vancouver Rain Cowl

April 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
350 - 370 yards (320 - 338 m)
9" x 68"
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A typical spring day in Vancouver includes cooler temperatures and a little rain. It’s too warm for the bulky cowl I wore most of the winter and too cold to go without something snuggly around my neck.
This fingering-weight cowl knit up quickly from a single skein , sample is in the limited sock club colourway - November Rain - and is great for those not-quite-cold-but-not-quite-warm-rainy-days

When you need it a little warmer, place the solid part on the back of your neck. When you want it a little lighter, place the lacy part on the back of your neck.

Gauge is not important, as long as it creates a fabric that you like and that drapes well.

Pattern can be customized as desired.
Cowl is worked in the round

For pattern or knitting support, please post in my group, AutumnMoon Designs

Techniques used:
Cast on; Join to work in round; place markers; knit; purl; yo; k2tog; ssk; detailed bind off

When you need to do a large number of longtail cast on stitches:
1) Join both ends from the ball with a Russian Join
2) Proceed with your longtail cast on, drawing the yarn carefully so it doesn’t twist and/or tangle
3) Cut one end, based on whether you want to work from the inside or outside of the ball
4) Weave in the cut end to the working yarn.
VOILA - cast on done on the first attempt, no worries about the tail being too short or too long, and the end is already woven in for you
Basic Long Tail Cast On without slip knot. Good for using with this Russian Join method.

This PDF was updated on 2014-12-11