Criss-cross cowl by Katrina Walser

Criss-cross cowl

Knitting
October 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches
in Included in pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
260 - 338 yards (238 - 309 m)
One size fits most
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This criss-cross knitting pattern makes a wonderfully luxurious cowl. The tiny cables will initially keep you on your toes, but once you get the hang of them they’re a breeze and a joy to work with. It’s the perfect pattern for learning to cable without a cable needle.

The pattern includes full instructions for TWO versions of this cowl - a structured version from a wonderful hand-dyed merino wool, and a beautiful relaxed version made from 100% silk.

DETAILS

Difficulty: Advanced

Structured version
Gague: 30sts and 28 rows to 10cm (4”)
Recommended needles: 4mm/US 6 needles for knitting in the round
Yarn: Claudia’s Handpainted Yarns Exuberance, or any 5ply/sport weight yarn that knits to the correct gauge.

Relaxed version
Gague: 28 sts and 23 rows to 10cm (4”)
Recommended needles: 4.5mm/US 7 needles for knitting in the round
Yarn: Colinette tao, or any soft 8ply/DK weight yarn that knits to the correct gauge.