Astra Cowl by Ambah O'Brien

Astra Cowl

November 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Blocked Astra st worked in the round
US 6 - 4.0 mm
300 yards (274 m)
One, adjustable
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Perfect for fast gift knitting, the Astra cowl is easily adjusted for a custom fit. Choose contrasting colours, create a gradient or bold variation with speckles or solids, or have some fun and use up your favourite DK leftovers for the slip-stitch two-colour section. Team up this enjoyable pattern with the matching Astra mitts and Astra Hat for a cosy, co-ordinating set that the whole family will love.

Note: this pattern is a 2 for 1: both the Astra Hat and Astra Cowl patterns are included in a single PDF.

Circumference: 27”/68.5 cm
Width: 8.5”/21.5 cm

DK weight/8-ply
C1: 180 yd/165 m
C2: 120 yd/110 m

Samples shown in:
C1: Woolen Boon, Boon DK, (DK, 100% superwash Merino wool, 250 yd/229 m per 115 g), Commando C2: Madelinetosh, DK Twist, (DK/8-ply, 100% superwash Merino wool,250 yd/229 m per skein), High Plains Drifter

US 6/4 mm DPNs or circular needles for small circumference knitting, or size required to obtain gauge

tapestry needle

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