Herringbone Color Block Cowl Recipe by Hannah Nelson

Herringbone Color Block Cowl Recipe

Knitting
November 2013
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
4 stitches = 1 inch
in Herringbone Stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 15 - 10.0 mm
100 - 220 yards (91 - 201 m)
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An extra tall, dense cowl in a lightweight and squishy alpaca-merino blend, inspired by the Purl Bee blog. This piece packs in the most heat for the least yardage, snuggling you chest to chin in only 200 yards of super soft luxury yarn. The perfect project for a snow day!

To change the width, just cast on any even number of stitches. This can also be made anywhere from 7-14 inches tall, in either one or two colors. The cowl I made uses two colors and is almost 14 inches tall, using both skeins of Misti Alpaca. The Misti Alpaca is extremely drapey and airy, even in this dense stitch. If you prefer to work in a 100% wool yarn, I would recommend trying a heavy worsted or aran weight with the same size needles, to prevent the cowl from becoming stiff. I suggest Malabrigo Worsted.

Finished Size: 10 x 13.75 inches, laid flat
Gauge: 4 sts/in in Herringbone Stitch

Sources:
-Color blocking inspired by the Purl Bee Two-Color Cowl
-Herringbone Stitch from the Purl Bee Herringbone Cowl