Endless Woods Cowl by Snickerdoodle Knits

Endless Woods Cowl

November 2020
yarn held together
+ Lace
= Fingering (14 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches
in Roots section
US 8 - 5.0 mm
200 - 580 yards (183 - 530 m)
(Small) (Medium, Large); (Short) (Medium Tall)
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The Endless Woods Cowl is one of four patterns in the “A New Home” Collection, a collection of fingering weight patterns inspired by my new home: North Carolina.

10% of pattern sale profits Nov 21 - Dec 21, 2020 will go to NC Coalition to End Homelessness​ to help the homeless in North Carolina.

Main Features

  • a cable lover’s dream (+ a tutorial to work the trees without a cable needle) with textures representing the roots and trees of the Carolina forests

  • includes 4 alternate tree motifs, if you’d like to use a different tree pattern or have a variety of trees within your forest

  • includes 3 length + 3 width options, for a total of 9 possible sizes

  • the large/tall version can be worn over the head like a hood for additional warmth

  • features a smaller top circumference than bottom to help the cowl lay nicely and make it easy to style

  • may be worked in fingering weight held double with mohair or in DK weight yarn

  • worked in the round

  • includes linked video tutorials for the techniques used within the pattern

  • includes written and charted instructions that have been test knit and professionally tech edited

  • includes a blog post with alternate yarn and color recommendations

Fun, cozy, and your new favorite thing to wear. Endless Woods Cowl is a warm, cozy cowl perfect for cold winter days. It features cables that represent the roots supporting the endless woods and slipped cross stitches that represent the beautiful trees within the woods. The pattern even includes four alternate tree motifs, so your woods can host a variety of trees!

The Endless Woods Cowl includes three length options and three circumference options, making for a total of nine size options. It is worked with fingering weight held double with mohair (or, if you’d rather, just use DK weight), creating a fun and cozy knit.

This pattern is worked bottom up. Learn more about the design inspiration, knitting experience, and wearing experience here.

The pattern includes two separate PDF files: one with the written instructions and one with the charted instructions.

Small (Medium, Large)
Bottom Circumference: 21.5 (28, 34) in / 54.5 (71, 86.5) cm
Top Circumference: 18.5 (24.5, 31) in / 47 (62, 79) cm

Short (Medium, Tall)
Length: 14.5 (21, 27.5) in / 37 (53.5, 70) cm

When choosing the size you wish to knit, please be aware of the amount of ease in your finished object. The fabric is extremely stretchy, but some sizes might have a circumference smaller than your head. You can view the projects tab of this pattern to see how each size fits. If you choose to knit the small size, it is especially important that you don’t knit tighter than the gauge in the pattern.

200 (360, 580) yds / 185 (330, 530) m; 50 ( 90, 145) grams fingering weight yarn AND 230 (370, 600) yds / 210 (340, 550) m; 25 (40, 65) grams lace weight mohair for fingering weight and mohair held double;

OR 200 (360, 580) yds / 185 (330, 530) m; 87 (156, 252) grams DK weight yarn

Designed using Hearts on Fiber MCN sock in Mangrove Forest held double with mohair/silk in Mahogany.

The sample shown in different colors is the medium size with the medium length and is worked in Mahogany on MCN sock and Foggy Forest on mohair/silk.

This design was created as a collaboration with Hearts on Fiber. If you have the means, I highly recommend checking out their amazing colorway options! Find color recommendations and alternate yarn suggestions here.

19 stitches, 21 rounds = 4 in / 10 cm for roots section
13 stitches, 22 rounds = 4 in / 10 cm for trees section

5.0 mm (US size 8) – or size needed to obtain gauge – circular or double-pointed needles, long enough to hold the cowl circumference
Cable needle
Darning needle
1 stitch marker

The techniques used in this pattern include cabling, slipping stitches, and I-cord bind off. This is a great project for an adventurous beginner who is confident working in the round and eager to learn some new stitches. 

All of my patterns include clear, step-by-step instructions and linked video technique tutorials that walk you through the pattern with confidence. I am also available for pattern support if you have questions.

I would like to extend a huge thank you to all of my test knitters and my tech editor for this pattern, Jekaterina Dmitrijeva.

Please do not copy, share, or distribute this pattern, as this pattern design is property of Snickerdoodle Knits. You are welcome to sell the knits that you make using this pattern, but I do ask that you provide credit to Snickerdoodle Knits for the pattern and that you link my pattern on Ravelry when you are selling online. Thank you so much for understanding and for your support!

I am happy to help with any questions or concerns that you may have regarding the pattern. My contact information is included in the pattern.

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