Dissent Cowl (crochet) by Carissa Browning

Dissent Cowl (crochet)

September 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in linen stitch
4.5 mm
370 - 500 yards (338 - 457 m)
9.5" tall by 26" around at top & 36" around at bottom
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20% of the proceeds of this pattern will go to the American Civil Liberties Union in memory of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg so they can continue the fight to uphold our civil rights

From the day of Justice Ginsburg’s death on September 18, 2020 through Election Day on November 3, 2020, the usual 20% donation was increased to 100% in RBG’s memory. During this time, between the knitted and crocheted versions of this pattern, we raised a total of $41,152.10 for the ACLU!

This top-down, flared cowl was inspired by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s famous (and fabulous) collar, worn when she dissented from a decision by the Supreme Court.

The upper section is a simple polka dot linen stitch, followed by a band of puff stitches. The lower section is separated into polka dot linen stitch in the back with the “bejeweled” bib in the front. Increases are worked into the bib portion, so the “jewels” get larger as you work downward, which gives the cowl its flared shape.

Looking for the knitted version of this cowl? It’s here.

Height: 9.5 inches
Top circumference: 26 inches
Bottom circumference: 36 inches

GAUGE (after blocking)
18 sts/22 rounds = 4 inches in linen stitch

DK weight yarn:
240 yards in a dark, solid or semi-solid color (A)
130 yards in a light, possibly variegated color (B)
Shown in Moon Tower Dye Works Enceladus DK
(100% merino; 250yds/229m per 115g skein);
Forested (A) and Topography (B)

US 7 or 4.5mm hook
3 stitch markers
Tapestry needle

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