Jeanne's Cowl by Jamie McCanless

Jeanne's Cowl

by Jamie McCanless
Knitting
November 2019
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
see pattern description
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
180 - 360 yards (165 - 329 m)
24 in / 61 cm circumference, 14 in / 36 cm BO to CO
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Many years ago now, my mother knit a “one of a kind” cowl for a friend. Her name for the piece is forgotten, but the cowl was treasured and worn often. This year, the friend asked me to knit another of the cowl. Interpreting my mother’s work has been bittersweet but heartwarming. The replacement cowl has gone to its new home, and I am publishing the pattern so it is less likely forgotten. I call it, simply, Jeanne’s Cowl in memory of Jeanne McCanless.

The pattern includes instructions for fingering, sport, DK, and worsted weight yarn. All four versions can be blocked to approximately the same size.

Fingering
Yarn: 360 yds / 329 m
Needles: US 3 / 3.25 mm DPNs ~ 6 in / 15 cm long or 18 in / 46 cm circ.
Gauge: 16 sts & 20 rows stockinette = 2 in / 5 cm

Sport
Yarn: 276 yds / 252.5 m
Needles: US 5 / 3.75 mm DPNs ~7 in / 18 cm long or 18 in / 46 cm circ.
Gauge: 12 sts & 16 rows stockinette = 2 in / 5 cm

DK
Yarn: 230 yds / 210.5 m
Needles: US 7 / 4.5 mm DPNs ~ 7 in / 18 cm long or 18 in / 46 cm circ.
Gauge: 11 sts & 13 rows stockinette = 2 in / 5 cm

Worsted
Yarn: 180 yds / 164.5 m
Needles: US 9 / 5.5 mm DPNs ~ 8 in / 20 cm long or 18 in / 46 cm circ.
Gauge: 17 sts & 24 rows stockinette = 4 in / 10 cm