Arika Cowl by Jane Richmond

Arika Cowl

May 2015
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in Eyelet Ribbing
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
208 yards (190 m)
One Size
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Arika Cowl

Clever construction transforms a short scarf into a dynamic cowl. The first half is knit in a cushy 2 x 2 Ribbing creating a double layer of comfort while reducing bulk at the back neck. The second half transitions beautifully to an Eyelet Ribbing. The finished piece is blocked asymmetrically to create the flattering kerchief shape. Fringe is added to the outside border completing the look perfectly.

This cowl is fast and fun to knit and absolutely effortless to wear. It pairs beautifully with a denim top and looks just as fabulous worn over a tank in the summer making it a very versatile accessory for year-round wear. An ideal gift knit or instant gratification knit for yourself!

1 skein Kenzington by HiKoo
60% New Zealand Merino/25% Nylon/10% Alpaca/5% Silk Noils
208yds/190m per 100g skein
OR 208yds/190m bulky yarn

Sample shown in the Pavalova 1000 colourway

US 10.5 / 6.5mm needles

Yarn needle
Crochet hook (optional)

14 sts and 20 rows = 4”/10cm in Eyelet Ribbing (blocked)
26 sts and 18 rows = 4”/10cm in 2x2 Ribbing (unstretched and blocked)

How to sk2p -
How to block -


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