Linen Stitch Cowl by Esther Chandler

Linen Stitch Cowl

September 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
5.0 mm (H)
5.5 mm (I)
273 - 328 yards (250 - 300 m)
One size (adjustable)
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The cowl is worked in the round, alternating colours each round. Working the pattern as described makes an infinity cowl which is long enough to wrap twice – approx. 108cm (21 inches) long and 19cm (7.5 inches) wide – and it stretches!

The linen stitch is clever because although it is worked in rows the stripes look like they are worked vertically. Also, it is done in the round so no need to weave in tails at the end of each row, just carry up the yarn using a couple of chains!

The stitch is quite dense so I suggest you go up a hook size from whatever is recommended on the ball band for drape. I think this pattern will work best in dk weight or chunkier.

This is also a great pattern for using a short variegated yarn with a contrasting neutral, or for using up some stash as you only need one ball of each colour.