North Wind Cowl by Leanne Wilkinson

North Wind Cowl

February 2019
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
9 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches
in worked over stranded section
US 15 - 10.0 mm
170 - 318 yards (155 - 291 m)
one size
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North Wind Cowl is a close-fitting neckwarmer inspired by the Canadian winter. The stranded colourwork section is fun to knit and offers double insulation against the Arctic winds. Knit seamlessly in the round with superbulky yarn, this cowl will fly off your needles faster than you can say ‘windchill’.

Skill Level: intermediate knitter. Must be comfortable knitting in the round on circular needles, chart reading in the round, no-written instructions, fairisle/stranded knitting.

Two balls of Lion Brand Thick and Quick (80% Acrylic, 20% Wool) will make 2 cowls. Shown in Charcoal and Grey Marble. Do one with Charcoal as the Main Colour and the 2nd cowl with Grey Marble as the Main Colour.


If you make a three colour cowl you require small amounts of Lion Brand Thick and Quick in 3 colours:
44yd/70g of Main Colour Colour A
32yd/50g of Colour B
25yd/40g of Colour C

US 15/10mm 16” circular needle

⋆ 1 stitch marker to denote beginning of round
⋆ (optional) 4 extra stitch markers in a different colour
⋆ Tapestry needle to weave in ends

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Approximately 9” long and 12” wide when measured flat.