Háls Cowl by Ella Gordon
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Háls Cowl

Knitting
October 2017
Light Fingering ?
37 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches
in charted pattern
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
634 yards (580 m)
One size

The Háls Cowl (translated from Old Norse, meaning neck) is a warm and stylish piece that showcases worsted-spun Shetland wool and a memorable Fair Isle motif. The cowl is provisionally cast on and then twisted in half before it is grafted together. The cowl has visual interest and is easy to wear—a simple fold tucks it neatly inside a coat or jacket.

Finished Measurements
16” / 40.5 cm x 6½” / 16.5 cm

Yarn
MC: 3 balls of Jamieson & Smith Shetland Heritage (100% shetland; 120 yd / 110 m per 25 g) or 355 yd / 325 m of fingering weight yarn
CC1: 2 balls of Jamieson & Smith Shetland Heritage (100% shetland; 120 yd / 110 m per 25 g) or 228 yd / 209 m of fingering weight yarn
CC2: 1 ball of Jamieson & Smith Shetland Heritage (100% shetland; 120 yd / 110 m per 25 g) or 51 yd / 47 m of fingering weight yarn
Sample shown in Jamieson & Smith Shetland Heritage in Silver Grey (MC), Mussel Blue (CC1), and Auld Gold (CC2)

Needles
One 16” / 40 cm circular needle in size US 2½ / 3 mm
Spare 16” / 40 cm circular needle in size US 2½ / 3 mm
Or use a needle size to obtain gauge after blocking

Notions
Stitch markers (one in a distinct color or style for BOR and at least two removable markers), crochet hook in size similar to needle, fingering weight waste yarn, tapestry needle

Gauge
37 sts and 37 rnds = 4” / 10 cm in charted patt after blocking

Notes
The cowl is cast on provisionally and knit in the round. The cowl is then half twisted before the ends are grafted together. When grafting, join the stitches on the outermost needles first and work your way around.

In the sample, the contrast colors were held as the dominant color. Because the cowl is knit in the round, you may break the contrast colors when you aren’t working with them because the ends will be hidden inside the cowl.