Knug Cowl by Tommy Schafer

Knug Cowl

March 2020
both are used in this pattern
Sport (12 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Stranded color work
US 4 - 3.5 mm
310 - 390 yards (283 - 357 m)
Small (medium, large) 21” (24”, 27”)
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A botanical, “high fashion” design from Tommy Schafer, featuring oblong bobbles and “self-fading” stranded color-work, sure to keep your attention span and “couch lock” you until it’s finished!

Please share your action shots and finished cowls with the hashtag #KnugCowl

Designed by Tommy Schafer (@edible_chrome on instagram)

Questions or issues with the pattern can be directed to @tschafer47 on Ravelry or

1(2,3) small (medium, large)

21 (24, 27) in. Circumference of the cowl. (measure around the back of your neck across the tip if your nose to ensure it will fit over your face)
8 in. from bottom edge to top edge

Suggested Needles
1 US #4 (3.5mm) circular 16”
(Or needles to obtain desired gauge, I am a medium tension knitter)
1 stitch markers, for beginning of round, More to mark repeats if you choose
1 Tapestry needle

26 stitches and 34 rows per 4” x 4” square in stranded color work, blocked
(For a test swatch, I suggest swatching the first 34 rows of the chart in the round, adding a 3-stitch garter stitch border on either side, however you can also test your stitch-width gauge when working the ribbing as well, to ensure proper circumference)

1 skein Brooklyn Tweed, Loft (heavy fingering weight)
100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool (275yds/50g)
1 skein Spin Cycle, Dyed in the Wool (sport weight)
100% Superwash American Wool (200yds/50g)

(Sample Shown in size Medium and Main Color (MC): Loft, color “Yellowstone” and Contrast Color (CC): Dyed in the Wool, color “Cataclysm”)

Total: 310 (350, 390) yds
MC: 160 (190, 210) yds
CC: 140 (160, 180) yds

Eratta: the original post of this pattern had the Brooklyn Tweed Loft Color listed as “Yosemite” When it should have been “Yellowstone”