Killadoon Cowl by Erineen Designs

Killadoon Cowl

December 2021
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
+ DK
= Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18.5 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
300 yards (274 m)
One size: 21” (53 cm) circumference x 9” (23 cm) tall
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The Killadoon Cowl is the sister design of the Killadoon Hat and the idea for the Killadoon was born of cabled sweaters. And is named for the village of Killadoon, which is just north of the area where my mom grew up in Ireland.

The cable/moss stitch texture reminded me of the cabled Aran sweaters of my childhood and teen years. I knew that they were destined to be combined into this Killadoon Hat and now into the Killadoon Cowl.

This textured cowl is enjoyable from the first stitch until the last. It’s suitable for an intermediate knitter but engaging enough for a more advanced one. A perfect quick gift knit for your favorite knit-worthy friend or family member. The only question is how many is too many?

US 8 (5.0 mm), 16” (40 cm) circular needles or needles needed to get gauge.

Suggested Yarn:
Shibui Knits Haven, DK weight, 1 skein 80% Extrafine Merino/20% Cashmere; 160 yards (146 m)/ 50 grams or any dk weight yarn of your choosing.

Shibui Knits Silk Cloud, Lace weight, 1 skein 60% kid mohair/40% silk; 330 yards (300 m)/25 grams or any lace mohair yarn of your choosing.

Sample knit in Shibui Knits Haven, dk weight, Bone, approx. 150 yards (137 m) and Shibui Knits Silk Cloud, Lace weight, Bone, approx. 150 yards (137 m).

Note: This can be knit without mohair by just using a worsted weight yarn of your choosing.

Gauge: 18.5 stitches/30 rounds = 4” (10 cm) square in stockinette.
14-st moss stitch motif = 3” (7.5 cm) wide

Other Notions: Cable needle, darning needle, stitch markers.

Special Techniques: Cables, cast on & bind off, charts (written directions available), decreases.

Sizes: One size

Final Measurements: 21” (53 cm) circumference x 9” (23 cm) tall.