Oh My Gourd Cowl by Nova Hanson

Oh My Gourd Cowl

October 2022
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
550 - 750 yards (503 - 686 m)
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Available for a limited time as a bundle with the Spirit Board Cowl on Etsy at a reduced price

The Oh My Gourd Cowl is a stranded colourwork moebius cowl that is knit in the round to create a long tube. After blocking, both ends are seamed together, resulting in a double-sided infinity cowl.

Inspired by everything Fall and pumpkin spice! The Oh My Gourd Cowl features gourds of all kinds including pumpkins, butternut squash and other decorative varieties. This design also includes sections of Buffalo Plaid that can be customized to include as many colours as you like, even in a gradient!

This cowl is designed to be thick and cozy with two layers to keep you warm during the colder months and can be knit in either DK or Worsted weight yarn. Dimensions of this pattern are easily customized depending on the knitter’s preference. Chart repeats can be added or removed to modify both the height and length of the finished piece.

The pattern is flexible with the amount of colours you can use. You can use as few as 1 MC and 1 CC, or as many as 6+ CC. This is a great opportunity for a scrappy project!

DK Pattern Information

  • Finished Measurements: 9.5 in height x 34 in circumference
  • Approximate Yardage: 400 yards MC, 350 yards CC (cumulative).
  • Suggested Needles: US 5 (3.75 mm) 16 in circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Gauge: 24 sts and 26 rows per 4 in/10 cm in colourwork after blocking.

Worsted Pattern Information

  • Finished Measurements: 10 in height x 36 in circumference
  • Approximate Yardage: 280 yards MC, 303 yards CC (cumulative).
  • Suggested Needles: US 7 (4.5 mm) 16 in circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Gauge: 18 sts and 20 rows per 4 in/10 cm in colourwork after blocking.

Sample was knit using Lion Brand Heartland and Wool-Ease worsted weight in 1 MC and 6 CC. For all shades used check out the project page for the sample

Crochet hook in a similar size to needles, stitch markers, tapestry needle, scissors

Special techniques
Provisional cast on, knitting in the round, stranded colourwork, reading charts, catching long floats, Kitchener stitch.

I would absolutely love to see your finished cowl! Please tag me and share pictures using the hashtag #OhMyGourdCowl on Instagram and Ravelry!

I am very grateful for your support in purchasing this pattern! If you have any questions regarding this pattern please do not hesitate to contact me.