Namu Cowl by knitboop designs

Namu Cowl

September 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
200 - 400 yards (183 - 366 m)
S, L
Flag of English English
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

“Namu” (나무) is the Korean word for “tree”. In traditional Korean paintings, the tree symbolizes resilience, constancy, and strength, and their gnarled and twisted nature is depicted in the all-over cabled motif. Wear this cowl when seeking warmth, like hiking in colder weather. Knit it snug with soft yarn for next-to-skin coziness or extra long to loop around your neck.

Sizes: Size S (200 yards) will result in a smaller cowl, while Size L (400 yards) will result in a larger cowl that you can loop around yourself.

Yarn: Worsted weight.

Recommended Yarn: Neighborhood Fiber Co. Studio Worsted.
Sample is knit in the colorway Stephen Town.

Budget Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Worsted.
Sample is knit in the colorway Rabbit Heather.

Needles: Circular needles in US 6 (4mm) and US 7 (4.5mm).

Gauge: Gauge is not critical, but swatching to see how the cables work up for you might be helpful to determine if you want a tight, squishy cowl or a loose, drapey cowl.

Thank you to Neighborhood Fiber Co. for providing yarn support, and to my test knitters @boo.pea, Caitlyn Hastings, @dallasanne319, Kathryn Chung, @ladybug.lily, Laura Artale, @liv.knits, @punk_momma, and @will_knit_for_a_degree.

Designing is a fulfilling hobby for me, so I will not be charging for my patterns at this moment in time. However, if you would like to tip me, please feel free to do so at my Ko-fi page. Ko-fi’s are never expected but always appreciated.