Half & Half Cowl by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas

Half & Half Cowl

August 2017
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in rib pattern, after blocking
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
3.75 mm (F)
385 - 550 yards (352 - 503 m)
Approx. 36"/91cm around x 20"/51cm deep.
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Choose worsted or chunky weight!

The first half of this ribbed cowl is knitted flat to split over one shoulder or create an opening in the front or back. Then, it’s joined in the round for a softly draping cowl or collar. Tubular cast-on and bind-off lend a sophisticated, ready-to-wear finish. Frontwards, backwards, upside down—wear it any way you like!

A soft, worsted-weight yarn, like Shibui Drift, offers a more polished look, while a plush, chunky-weight yarn, like Rowan Brushed Fleece, yields ‘extreme cozy.’

This two page pattern includes:

  • Color photography by the talented Jared Flood
  • Special Technique—Grafted tubular bind-off
  • Instructions for finishing and blocking your piece

Approx. 36”/91cm around x 20”/51cm deep.

Worsted-weight version: Approx. 550 yds/503m worsted-weight yarn. Shown in grey in 5 skeins Shibui Drift (110 yds/101m each), Color 11, Tar.
Chunky-weight version: Approx. 385 yds/352m chunky-weight yarn. Shown in black in 4 skeins Rowan Brushed Fleece (115 yds/105m each), Color 262.

Worsted-weight: US 8 (5mm) 24”/60cm circular needle, or size to obtain gauge.
Chunky-weight: US 10 (6mm) 24”/60cm circular needle, or size to obtain gauge.
Both gauges:US F/5 (3.75mm) crochet hook for provisional cast-on.
Five yds/m smooth DK- or worsted-weight waste yarn for provisional cast-on.
Spare circular needle, gauge size or 1 size smaller, for tubular bind-off.
1 locking stitch marker.
Darning needle to finish.

Worsted-weight: Approx. 19 sts/30 rows = 4”/10cm in rib pattern, after blocking.
Chunky-weight: Approx. 12 sts/20 rows = 4”/10cm in rib pattern, after blocking.