Cowl's Meow Reversible Neckwarmer by Bridget Pupillo

Cowl's Meow Reversible Neckwarmer

August 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stranded stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
3.25 mm (D)
600 yards (549 m)
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Cats scamper and pounce along this delightful reversible neckwarmer! The stranded knitting designs feature cats with swishing tails, kitties swatting at balls of yarn, and yarn balls bouncing across the floor, each separated by narrow Fair Isle bands. Beginning with a provisional cast-on, the neckwarmer is knitted seamlessly in one piece on circular needles, folded in half, and grafted with Kitchener’s stitch. While it is single knit, the cowl is reversible and gives the appearance and warmth of double knitting. Reverse the neckwarmer by flipping it inside out.

This is an intermediate level pattern. Knitters should have experience with provisional cast-on, Kitchener’s stitch, and stranded knitting technique, including long carries. They also must be able to follow complex charts. However, there is no shaping, and the cowl construction is very simple. This pattern is sized for the average adult: 8.75” height and 22” circumference.

The gauge is 30 stitches and 36 rows over 4” in stranded stockinette stitch, blocked.

This pattern can be made with any two fingering weight sock yarns in contrasting colorways. You will need approximately 300 yds of each color. The neckwarmer is shown here in
Yarn A: Jojoland Melody Superwash, 100% superwash wool fingering weight yarn (220 yds/50g per ball): 2 balls Cinnabar Flare #ms41.
Yarn B: Patons Kroy Sock, 75% wool, 25% nylon fingering weight yarn (166 yds/1.75oz per ball): 2 balls Coal #55040.

You will also need two sets of 16” or 24” circular needles in size US 3 or whatever size necessary to obtain gauge, and a size D crochet hook for the provisional cast on.

This pattern includes two black and white charts, written instructions, and tutorial notes on the provisional cast-on and Kitchener’s stitch techniques.