Indira Cowl by Vanessa Smith

Indira Cowl

Knitting
February 2020
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
Fingering
+ Lace
= Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch, unblocked
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
465 yards (425 m)
One Size (26½” (67 cm) circumference at top opening; 40½” (103 cm) circumference at bottom opening; and 10½” (27 cm) tall
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The Indira Cowl is an elegant, semifunnel-shaped cowl featuring two unique double-braided cables, simple lace, and luxurious fisherman’s rib. The cowl is worked from side to side, beginning with a provisional cast on and knit to its full width before the cowl is grafted in pattern and the edging is worked. Like the Indira shawl, the resulting cowl offers the perfect amount of warmth and styling opportunities.

Check out the matching Indira Mitts.

Sizes
One Size

Finished Measurements
26½” (67 cm) circumference at top opening; 40½” (103 cm) circumference at bottom opening; and 10½” (27 cm) tall

Cowl size is easily modified, as noted in the pattern.

Yarn
Approximately 465 yards (425 meters) of each a smooth, plied fingering weight yarn and a lace weight mohair blend.

Cowl pictured used approximately 1 skein each of the following yarns held together:

  • La Bien Aimée Merino Super Sock (fingering weight; 75% superwash merino, 25% nylon) in colorway ‘Eric Northman’
  • La Bien Aimée Mohair Silk (lace weight; 70% mohair wool, 30% silk) in colorway ‘Eric Northman’

Needles

  • US 6 (4 mm) circular needle, 32” (80 cm)
  • US 4 (3.5 mm) circular needle, 32” (80 cm)

Gauge
23 sts and 30 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch using larger needles, unblocked

Getting exact gauge is not critical, but it will affect the amount of yarn needed for your cowl.

Notions

  • (2) Stitch markers
  • Cable needle
  • Tapestry needle

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