Kintra Cowl-Scarf by Barbara Spencer Hawk

Kintra Cowl-Scarf

by Barbara Spencer Hawk
November 2019
Sport (12 wpi) ?
9 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch
in Slipped rib
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
200 - 760 yards (183 - 695 m)
Two lengths, three widths: 5 (7, 9) ins wide x 25 (50) ins long
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The name says it all. Kintra, an old American colloquialism for family, friends and folks nearby, is a versatile unisex design that’s also fast, easy and fully reversible - perfect for yourself and every knitworthy person you know.

Slipped stitches create a plush ribbed fabric that’s stretchy and identical on both sides. Integrated I-cord edges add a polished look and minimize finishing, while optional button closures make Kintra easy to grab, wrap and go.

Written for sport weight yarn with a bit of memory, the pattern readily adapts to any yarn weight or fiber. So, whether you’re eyeing a special yarn at your favorite yarn store, seeking the right pattern for a treasured mini-skein collection, or trying to use great stash yarns, Kintra offers a host of possibilities.

Add a luxe touch with premium yarns, texture with rustic tweeds, an on-trend feel with speckled or variegated yarns, or a soft sheen with wool-silk blends.

Go classic with muted neutrals, bold with brights, timeless with rich gem shades, understated with earth tones or whimsical with rainbow hues. Break out your favorite gradient or ombre yarn, or choose a family of closely related shades to craft your own.

The pattern includes directions for two lengths (short, long), three widths (narrow, medium, wide), and four color strategies ranging from solids and stripes to blended gradients. Work it as written or use the handy Quick Reference guide, stitch chart, tips, tricks and easy modifications to customize every version you make.

Skill Level 2: Easy
The Kintra cowl-scarf is fast, easy and suited to any knitter who can cast on, knit, k2tog, ktbl, purl, slip stitches and bind off.

Dimensions (Approx.)
Three widths, two lengths:
Narrow: 5 x 25 (50) ins
Medium: 7 x 25 (50) ins
Wide: 9 x 25 (50) ins

Gauge: Not crucial
Yarn: For best results, use yarn with a bit of memory
Yardage: Estimates are generous
Needles: US 7 (4.5 mm) and US 8 (5 mm) or whatever size works for you

Tech Editor
Corrina Ferguson (Craftstar Studios)

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To see the matching fingerless mitts pattern, click here.