Heartwood Cowl by Amy van de Laar

Heartwood Cowl

October 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
38 stitches and 39 rows = 4 inches
in cable pattern
US 3 - 3.25 mm
351 - 641 yards (321 - 586 m)
Three height options: 24”/61cm in circumference and 7.5 (10.75, 14)”/19 (27.5, 36)cm high from cast-on to bind-off.
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A thicket of cabled hearts and ribbing encircles the Heartwood Cowl, the dense texture creating a squishy and substantial fabric from fingering-weight yarn. Three height options are included in the pattern, the shortest of which uses only a single skein, and the circumference is easily adjustable to your preference. A coordinating hat pattern is also available - the Heartwood Hat.

Skills & Techniques:
The Long Tail Cast On, working in the round, and working 2-over-2 cables plus a few six-stitch cables.

Materials Needed:
1 (2, 2) skeins of Happy Hank Co Classy Fingering (100% superwash merino; 437yds/400m per 100g skein), or 351 (496, 641)yds/321 (453, 586)m of fingering-weight yarn. Sample colourway: ‘Cinnamon’. For a similar effect to the sample, choose a smooth, multi-plied, worsted-spun yarn.
You will also need 1 end-of-round marker, a cable needle, and a needle for weaving in the ends.

Finished Measurements:
Relaxed after blocking: 24”/61cm in circumference, and 7.5 (10.75, 14)”/19 (27.5, 36)cm high from cast-on to bind-off. Shown in 14”/36cm height.
A change of 24 stitches in the cast on number will give a 2.5”/6cm change in the circumference. For a taller cowl, each additional 32-round repeat will add 3.25”/8cm in height.

Charts and written instructions are both provided in full.

Read more about the Heartwood Cowl and its inspiration on my blog:
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