Emerger Cowl by Nick Davis

Emerger Cowl

September 2020
Light Fingering ?
24 stitches and 50 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch, worked flat and blocked.
US 3 - 3.25 mm
440 - 510 yards (402 - 466 m)
S, L.
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Emerger is a cowl that employs about three different shawl-and-cowl constructions over the course of the project. Overall, during the first half, things change fast and there is some challenge to the work—and the second half makes good movie/novel night knitting once you’ve got the rhythm down.

There are two sizes for this cowl—the large is rewarding in that it will fit, capelike, over XS-M shoulders (which also shows off the design really nicely), but it’s also a lot of simple knitting in relatively light yarn. The big version is recommended, if you can stand the lengthy section of garter stitch, because it’s big.

The small version is more of a simple neckwarmer cowl, and has less style flexibility, but if that’s all you need, it provides slightly quicker gratification and can be knit in just 440 yards of fancy yarn.

440-510 yards of Malabrigo Sock or a similar substitute yarn
1 36” circular needle in US3-4/3.25-3.5mm, or size needed for gauge
2 DPNs in the same size, to be used for i-cord bindoff
Tapestry needle

Gauge is 24 sts and 50 rows over 4”/10cm in blocked garter stitch, worked flat. Please be sure to check your gauge.