Namu Cowl by knitboop designs

Namu Cowl

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September 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
200 - 400 yards (183 - 366 m)
S, L
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Discontinued. This digital pattern is no longer available online.

Why are your patterns no longer on Ravelry?:
In June 2020, Ravelry announced a redesign of their new website. While the aesthetics of the site could be debated, the new site triggered hundreds of migraines in migraine sufferers, and at least eight confirmed seizures in users. In response, Ravelry has shut down the “Accessibility” thread in their “For the Love of Ravelry” forum, silencing their neurodiverse user base. Furthermore, their statement of clarification made it clear that they do not (at the moment) intend for their site to be inclusive to those needs.

As a frequent migraine sufferer myself (although my migraines were not personally triggered by the site’s redesign), I cannot in good conscience direct my followers to a harmful and potentially dangerous website. Consequently, I have removed the files from my Ravelry pattern pages, with users instead being asked to redirect to my website — a website that was designed with those various needs in mind (thanks to the help I received from friends who are UI/UX developers and usability advocates).

“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.

Economically Accessible 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.