Winter Vine Cowl in Three Sizes by Diana Troldahl

Winter Vine Cowl in Three Sizes

November 2010
DK (11 wpi) ?
6 stitches = 1 inch
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
116 - 246 yards (106 - 225 m)
small, medium and large
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Graceful vines bared by winter cold weave their way around a simple shaped eyelet pattern. The cables are easy to work, giving just enough texture to this versatile accesory. Not too bulky, yet substantial enough to add warmth, these medium-weight cowls are perfect for tucking into your purse in case the wind cuts a bit cold in the evening, and quick enough to make they can serve as a last minute gift. The pattern is given in both line-by-line instruction and chart forms.

The neck cozy (size small) measures 16 inches around and is 6 inches high. The medium sized cowl (made to fit closely around your face) measures 20 inches around by 7 ½ inches high. The full, slouchy cowl (large) measures 22 inches around and 11 inches high. All sizes measured after blocking.

Materials: 1 (1,2) skins Knit Picks Gloss DK, City Tweed DK or Capra. (Cotlin, Swish DK or Merino Style may also be used.) Alternatively 118 (123, 246) yards of any DK or light worsted yarn will serve. For the medium sized cowl, there was very little yarn (less than 2 yards) left of the single 123-yard skein; for confidence you may wish to buy a second skein.

Gauge: 6 stitches per inch on #6 (4mm) needles in stockinette, 5.25 stitches per inch in pattern stitch in DK weight yarn; after blocking. Exact gauge is not required.

Tools: Cable needle, tapestry needle, 1 stitch marker and U.S. size 6 (4mm) needles for whichever in-the-round technique you prefer (Or size needed to obtain gauge). Pattern easily adapted for working flat by adding a selvedge stitch to each side.