All Business Cowl by Turquoise Toque Designs

All Business Cowl

Knitting
December 2020
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
US 8 - 5.0 mm
465 - 780 yards (425 - 713 m)
Short (8 3/4" x 28 1/2"), Long (8" x 64.5")
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When I first drew out this pattern, it reminded me of menswear. The palette of unisex neutrals would be worthy of any office worker in a cold climate. (Back in the pre-COVID days when people worked in office buildings!) For that reason, I called the pattern ‘All Business’.

Once done, I really wanted to make it again in a rainbow palette of scrap yarns. I figured it could only be considered All Business if you worked in a circus, which I might, because its definitely my favourite!*

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The pattern has three versions of the same chart, based on whether you would like to use 3, 5, or 7 colours for the cowl. The cowl also has instructions for a short and long size, with the short size slightly wider for better neck coverage.

Gauge: 20/20 over 4” on 5mm circular needles, or size to get gauge.

Yarn Required
Short Cowl:
3 Colour Version
* 155 yds (142 m) each for C1-C3
5 Colour Version
* 90 yds (82 m) each for C1-C5
7 Colour Version
* 65 yds (60 m) each for C1-C7
Plucky Knitter Cozy yarn, or a worsted weight yarn with similar properties.

Long Cowl:
3 Colour Version
* 260 yds (238 m) each for C1-C3
5 Colour Version
* 155 yds (142 m) each for C1-C5
7 Colour Version
* 115 yds (105 m) each for C1-C7
Berroco Ultra Alpaca yarn, or a worsted weight yarn with similar properties.

Techniques Used:
Kitchener stitch for grafting the cowl together
Working in the Round
Stranded Knitting with Two Colours
Provisional Cast-on