Co pilot Cowl by Kelly Spenhoff

Co pilot Cowl

March 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 39 rows = 4 inches
in Pattern stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
280 yards (256 m)
One size
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Finished measurements: 23.5 in (60 cm) circumference, 9.5 in (24 cm) tall at point
Skills required: k2tog, m1L, m1R, ssk
Gauge: 27 sts & 39 rounds in 4 in (2.5 cm) in pattern stitch (Rounds 3-6 repeated)
Yarn: Expression Fiber Arts Resilient Superwash Merino Sock (100% superwash merino, 400 yd/ 4 oz) in Tabby Cat 280 yd (256 m)
Needles: US5 16in (40 cm) circular needle
Notions: 4 stitch markers, yarn needle

Do you have a favorite co-pilot? I guess I do, because he inspired this cowl! One day I noticed that a yarn I had in my stash looked great with a Chewbacca sweater I bought at Disneyland. Of course I got to work right away.

The slipped stitch texture of the cowl mimics Chewie’s fur and eliminates any color pooling from a variegated yarn. Yay for double duty! Shaping at the bottom of the cowl creates points at the front and back for interest.

This cowl looks good worn loose around the neck or pulled in snug and secured with a pin. I hold mine in place with a bobby pin and it works like a charm. The versatility makes it easy to wear during the in-between seasons. You can pull it up and pin it if it’s chilly, if it starts to warm up you can just unpin and let it fold over.

Co-pilot Cowl is a fast and fun knit that uses less than a skein of fingering weight and it’s the perfect project for a highly variegated colorway if you’re anti-pooling. I hope you have fun knitting yours! Don’t forget to show me by using #copilotcowl on Instagram.

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