Arctic Front Cowl by Carolyn Lisle

Arctic Front Cowl

November 2022
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
120 - 137 yards (110 - 125 m)
One size; adjustable
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The Arctic Front Cowl is inspired by the most frigid and unforgiving winds of winter. The temperature might look only somewhat bone-chilling, but on some winter days the wind chill blasting between the buildings of downtown Ottawa is downright inhumane. That’s when you need your warmest knitted items, like this bulky-weight cowl!

Pattern Description

This warm, comfortable cowl uses no-cable-needle cables and elongated stitches to create a unique and interesting fabric. Those elongated stitches also highlight the subtle colour details we all love in handpainted yarns! Meant to be fitted around the neck to keep out the chill as much as possible, this cowl features a simple 1x1-rib edging and an adjustable height.

This pattern requires the knitter to be able to knit in the round on circular needles and clearly explains all techniques required. Within the pattern you will find links to useful video tutorials as well, so the pattern is easily accessible to an intermediate knitter. Corresponding written instructions are provided for the chart.

Yarn Requirements and Sizing

One size: 75 cm / 30 inch circumference and 30 cm / 12 inch height; both measurements are adjustable by changing the number of pattern repeats.

Yarn requirements: For the stated size, one skein of bulky weight yarn; approximately 110-125 m / 120-140 yards.

The texture used in this pattern works with nearly any colourway, since it both pulls out subtle dye details and breaks up pooling.