Zipper Cowl by Ashley Rao
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Zipper Cowl

Knitting
August 2014
Aran (8 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Fisher­man’s Rib on smaller needle.
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
500 yards (457 m)
44" circumference and 12 1/4" tall.
This pattern is available from interweave.com for $6.50.

Designer Ashley Rao

Finished Size 44” circumference and 12 1/4” tall.

Yarn Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Hand Dyes (50% royal alpaca, 50% merino; 100 yd 91 m/3 1/2 oz 100 g): #2015 putty (MC), 4 skeins; #2012 cranberry (CC), 1 skein.

Needles Sizes 7 (4.5 mm) and 9 (5.5 mm): 40” circulars (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Marker (m); tapestry needle.

Gauge 12 sts and 36 rnds = 4” in Fisher­man’s Rib on smaller needle.

Two-tone fisherman’s rib creates surprising color and texture changes in the reversible, oversized Zipper Cowl. Learn all about fisherman’s rib—including how it’s different from brioche—in the designer’s tutorial featured in this issue.