Foxy Stripes Cowl by Janelle Martin

Foxy Stripes Cowl

October 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
19.5 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches
in Chart B
US 8 - 5.0 mm
410 yards (375 m)
One Size
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In Fall 2019 I took a class with Bristol Ivy on “Knitting Outside the Box” and my mind was blown! She took us through a number of exercises to help our creative process and one of these was an exercise using Mad Libs. We each got three words and we were to use these to come up with a knitting concept.

I got ‘stripes,’ ‘cowl’ and ‘goofy’ and this cowl design was the result. Thanks Bristol!

Note: I used all but a few yards of the 3 skeins of Woolstok for my cowl. You may wish to purchase extra if you are using Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok Worsted to ensure you have enough to finish the cowl.

Skills Required:

  • Working cables
  • Working increases and decreases
  • Working with Charts or Written instructions
  • Blocking

Finished Size (blocked): 9.5”/24 cm wide by 60.5”/153.5 cm long

Other Tools:

  • Buttons, 1 3/8”/35 mm (3)
  • Stitch markers (4)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Unwaxed dental floss (to attach buttons)
  • Glow line tape (to mark current row on charts/instructions - optional)
  • Blocking tools

Yarn: 410 yards/375 meters of merino wool worsted weight yarn that knits up to 7-7.5 sts/inch.

Shown in:
Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok Worsted, (123 yards/112 meters; 100% wool; 1.76 oz/50 grams per skein). 3 skeins in 1309 Earth Ivy.