Evolve Cowl by Hunter Hammersen

Evolve Cowl

Knitting
April 2021
Dusty Dimples Dusty Worsted
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in lace pattern worked in the round
US 7 - 4.5 mm
279 - 372 yards (255 - 340 m)
Small (Medium, Large, XL)
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The Evolve Cowl is the second pattern in the mystery techniques knitalong, Confident Knitting.

You can purchase print copies of Confident Knitting from Purlescence (UK), Modern Daily Knitting (USA) and Strickmich (EU).

SIZES
Small (Medium, Large, XL)
Cowl circumference at shoulders: 85.5 (93.5, 101, 109) cm [33¾
(36¾, 39¾, 42¾) in]
Cowl circumference at neck (short version): 49 (53.5, 58, 62)
cm [19¼ (21, 22¾, 24½) in]
Cowl circumference at neck (long version): 43 (46.5, 50.5, 54.5)
cm [16¾ (18¼, 20, 21½) in]
Depth (short version): 36cm [14¼in]
Depth (long version): 39cm [15½in]

YARN
Dusty Dimples Dusty Worsted (DK weight; 100% superwash merino; 230m per 115g skein and 100m per 50g skein)
Short version: Rosehall; 1 x 115g skein and 1 x 50g skein in all sizes
Long version: Rosehall; 1 (1, 1, 2) x 115g skein(s) and 1 (1, 1, 0) x 50g skein(s)

Alternative yarn suggestion: Fyberspates Vivacious DK (DK weight; 100% superwash merino; 230m per 115g skein)
Shoreline (825); 2 x 115g skeins in all sizes

Approximate yardage
Short version: 255 (280, 300, 325) m [280 (305, 330, 355) yds]
Long version: 265 (290, 315, 340) m [290 (320, 345, 370) yds]

NEEDLES AND NOTIONS
1 set 4.5mm [US 7] circular needle, 60cm [24in] long, or size to match tension, or your preferred needles for working medium circumferences in the round
1 set 4.5mm [US 7] circular needle, 40cm [16in] long, or size to match tension, or your preferred needles for working medium circumferences in the round
Stitch marker
Tapestry needle
Blocking kit: either flexible wires and rust-proof pins, or two cylindrical objects that won’t be damaged by getting damp (I used plumbers’ pipe-insulating foam, but rolling pins, or lengths of plastic drainpipe or plastic bottles would all be fine)

TENSION
18 sts and 25 rounds to 10cm [4in] over lace pattern worked in the round, relaxed after washing and blocking

SPECIAL TECHNIQUES
Photo tutorials for the following techniques are included in the pattern:
Excellent Blocking

The following video tutorials will be found on our website at http://www.acknitwear.co.uk/confident-knitting
Blocking a cowl
Blocking a cowl with wires

PATTERN NOTES
This cowl is worked in the round starting at the widest point and then getting narrower as you work upwards. The lace pattern cleverly incorporates the shaping to give a flowing evolution of the stitch pattern.

Instructions are provided in both written and charted forms.