All the style of a shawlette without the fuss of trying to keep it around your neck! This easy to wear cowl is designed to mimic the look of a shawl casually draped as a scarf.
Pattern includes written and charted directions for two gauges to accommodate sport -worsted weight yarn. Knits up fast from the top down with a small amount of yardage and is simple enough for an advanced beginner.
Neck Opening: ~17”
Center Front: ~16”
Center Back: ~6”
Yarn: Yardages listed are generous estimates. It’s always better to err on the side of too much yarn rather than too little. When in doubt, buy the extra skein for insurance. When working the SM gauge you will need approximately 220 yards of sport weight yarn. When working the LG gauge you will need approximately 155 yards of worsted weight yarn (please read the note about LG gauge yardage under “GAUGE”). Samples were knit in Madelinetosh Pashmina in “Tern” (grey, sm gauge) and Twisted Fiber Art’s Catnip in Minstrel Evolution (gradient, lg gauge).
Needles: One 20” circular needle in size required to obtain gauge. One DPN two sizes larger for BO (optional).
Notions: 2 st markers, a darning needle for weaving in ends.
SM GAUGE (for sport weight yarns): 22 sts = 4”. Suggested needle size US 5 or 6 (3.75 or 4mm).
LG GAUGE (for worsted weight yarns): 19 sts = 4”. Suggested needle size US 8 or 9 (5 or 5.5mm).
An important note about worsted gauge: If you plan to use a Twisted Fiber Art Catnip Evolution skein to make the LG gauge cowl as shown in the sample photos you MUST have accurate gauge. The cowl was designed to use up all but a few yards of a Catnip Evolution skein to fully display all of the wonderful color transitions. If your gauge is larger than recommended you will run out of yarn! If your gauge tends to grow as you knit you might consider going down a needle size. After knitting your swatch do not break yarn! Unravel it and use the yarn to begin knitting the cowl.