Knitting at the Library Cowl by Cori Eichelberger

Knitting at the Library Cowl

October 2017
Suburban Stitcher Minis
Three Irish Girls Minis
Sun Valley Fibers Minis
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
380 - 420 yards (347 - 384 m)
several choices; approximately 22" X 17" for half cowl; 22 X 27" for full cowl blocked; many iterations for striping
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I use this cowl pattern with my new knitters when they move to my After Beginning Knitting class at my local library. It’s just enough of a step up to provide some new techniques without overwhelming them, and they garner a new cowl that is beautiful when they’re done.
This easy-to-knit cowl is perfect for a beginning knitter to stretch their new skills by incorporating different texture stitches into each section. Cast on with 4-8 colors in mind and work each section for as long as you like. Using mini-skeins or leftover fingering-weight yarn, this cowl is a delightful representation of the wearer in their favorite colors, or provides a colorful pop to brighten a neutral clothing palette. Try knitting it with gradient mini-skein kits to beautiful effect; turning the cowl on end will make the striping pattern look just like books on a library shelf!

Make the cowl longer or shorter by adding or eliminating stripes.
Remember, colorful knits, brighten your life. Enjoy!