Walden Cowl by Jennifer Wood

Walden Cowl

March 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
300 - 350 yards (274 - 320 m)
Circumference: 60" Width: 7"
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The color of this cowl reminded me of the color of ponds and the landscape around them. I chose Walden pond because the simple elegance of the cowl reflects Henry David Thoreau’s experiment of the “simple life” which is chronicled in his book Walden : or, Life in the Woods.

“I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”
― Henry David Thoreau, Walden: Or, Life in the Woods

This cowl has a simple lace pattern that allows you to dream lots of dreams while knitting!

This pattern has been tech edited and test knit!

Circumference: 60”
Width: 7”
Yarn: Anzula Oasis, 70% silk, 30% camel; 375 yds (343m) per 114g skein; color: Olivia, 1 skein, 350 yds.
Needles: Size 4/3.5mm 24” circular needle.
Other: Stitch marker, cable needle, tapestry needle.
Gauge: 20 sts and 26 rnds = 4” in Stockinette Stitch. 21 sts and 25 rnds = 4” in Lace Cable Pattern.

This cowl is worked in the round. If you desire a wider cowl work more rounds in the Lace Cable Pattern. To achieve matching edges, end with rnd 2 or rnd 6 of pattern. If you desire a longer or shorter cowl add or subtract stitches in increments of 22, which will give a difference of 4 inches in the Lace Cable Pattern.