Bolinas Ridge Cowl by Marlie de Swart

Bolinas Ridge Cowl

September 2019
yarn held together
+ Aran
= Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 11 - 8.0 mm
400 - 600 yards (366 - 549 m)
2 sizes available, smaller/thinner and larger/thicker
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This cowl is knit flat with the ends sewn together; it has no infinity twist. The pattern begins with a simple rib (K2,P2) and develops into sections of shifted rib and a traveling rib. The cowl begins with a slanted cast on and is finished with a slanted bind off. The first section (Color A: shown in grey or white) is shorter than the second section (Color B: shown in black or blue).

The Bolinas Ridge Cowl is one of three features pattern in the 2019 Fibershed Knitalong. Join us in a community wide practice of creating locally grown knitwear: Whether knitting for yourself or someone in your life. The movement of yarn through your hands connects you to the landscape and community of our regional fiber and dye system, and each piece becomes a unique and tactile celebration of our textile culture. Learn more by visiting

This cowl can be knit in a lighter or heavier weight option, based on the yarn weight. The heavier weight cowl can also be worked by holding two strands of yarn together.

The lighter weight cowl: 2 ply, thin worsted (or heavy DK) yarn (4 oz. and approx. 200 yards per skein) 1 skein in Color A and 1 skein in Color B.

Heavier weight cowl: Bulky yarn or 2 strands of worsted yarn held together. 8 oz. (2 skeins) in Color A and 4 oz (1 skein) in Color B.

The grey and black samples shown here are made from Bo-Rage Yarns. Bo-Rage Noir is the black and Bo-Rage gris is the grey yarn. These are mill spun, 2 ply thin worsted weight yarns consisting of 40% alpaca from Nicasio and 60% Corriedale mix wool breed from Bolinas. The blue and white sample is made from Lani’s Lana Worsted weight yarn. Climate beneficial (TM) Fine Rambouillet Wool from Modoc County.

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