Aion Cowl by Andrea Gaughan

Aion Cowl

February 2024
DK (11 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
500 - 610 yards (457 - 558 m)
(S, M, L)
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Aion (pronunciation: i-yon) Cowl is a cozy accessory worked in a basic geometric colorwork pattern that allows for many color palette possibilities. I worked a version in a simple two color pattern and in a six color rainbow pattern to show examples of the ways you could play with color in this motif, and I also include other color combination possibilities for inspiration at the end of the pattern. I encourage you to use your own imagination (and maybe use up some scrap yarn!) creating your own palette, and I’ve provided a coloring sheet for you to experiment with.

The pattern includes video tutorials showing exactly how to join the cowl at the end while making the colorwork appear completely unbroken.

The Aion Cowl is named after a deity associated with the cycles of the year and the cyclic nature of time. I chose this name after learning one of the most ancient known depictions of a Möbius strip (the shape of this cowl!) is a Roman mosaic from c. 200 AD with Aion standing in a circle of the zodiac.

(S, M, L)

Width: 9.75” / 24.5 cm
Circumference: (22.25, 24.5, 27)“ / (55.5, 61.5, 67.5) cm

The circumferences are intended to fit close to the neck for warmth, but additional length can easily be added if you prefer a loose-fitting cowl.

The rainbow sample is shown in size S and the white and gold sample is shown in size M.

Check out my Tester Showcase to view the projects from all my wonderful test knitters! This can be a great way to get color & yarn inspiration, as well as getting a chance to see the fit of this garment on a wide range of different bodies.

Purl Soho Good Wool (100% Andean highland wool, non-superwash; DK weight; 383 yds / 350 m per 100 g). The two-color cowl is shown in Driftwood and Wild Mustard. The six-color cowl is shown in Guava Earth, Wild Mustard, Olive Oil, Desert Blue, Teal Abyss, and Mountain Fog.

This pattern can be worked in a sport or DK weight yarn.

Below is the total yardage required. Divide the amount below by the number of colors you will be using to find how much yarn you will need of each color.
g: (131, 144, 159)
yds: (500, 550, 610)
m: (460, 505, 555)
skeins: (2, 2, 2)

Below is the suggested needle size. Use the needle size you need to obtain gauge. Use your preferred needle type for small circumference knitting. I used 16” / 41 cm circulars.
Needle: US 6 / 4.0 mm

23 sts x 26 rnds = 4” / 10 cm Exact gauge is not required.

• Yarn needle
• Stitch marker for BOR
• Crochet hook for Provisional Cast On
• Scrap yarn for Provisional Cast On
• Two extra sets of needles (same size or smaller)

• Provisional Cast On
• Stranded colorwork
• Working in the round
• Grafting
• Duplicate stitch (optional)