Asymmetric cowl by Lesley de Bruijn

Asymmetric cowl

by Lesley de Bruijn
Knitting
June 2015
yarn held together
Fingering
+ Fingering
= Fingering (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 11 rows = 4 inches
in Herringbone stitch
US 17 - 12.0 mm
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
1422 - 1640 yards (1300 - 1500 m)
One size
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My son was on the committee of his University Archery club. At the beginning of the year they always have a kind of fair for all the new first years to see what clubs are available. For the Archery club some of the members manning the stall wanted to dress up a bit and I offered to knit an asymmetric cowl like the one from the Hunger Games film.
I had to make up the pattern (and guess at the sizing since I didn’t know who was going to wear it) I couldn’t find any large gauge circular needles in my local shops but, inspired by a craftster tutorial,
( https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=6638.0 ) I got my son to make me a pair. They’re about 13 mm diameter
I used three strands of three ply held together. It took nine 50 gram balls of Elle Baby Soft three ply in Denim and Oyster.