Pilot by Dominique Trad


July 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
230 - 306 yards (210 - 280 m)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

For those who might want to use a heavier weight yarn than Fingering but don’t want the bulk of Worsted/Aran, the Pilot cowl is the way to go. It is virtually the same as the Copilot cowl but I’ve written it up separately to provide the specifics for a single skein of DK or Sport yarn and to make it easy to find in a search for that yardage and yarn weight.

A good length for the single looped drape of a warmer day and with enough length for a comfortable second loop, one skein of DK or Sport and you’re off! Just like the Copilot, it is simple and features a garter stitch section separating the mesh. It may be adjusted in both length and width according to your taste. The sample goes around the neck 2 times.

Yardage: To help with managing your yarn quantity, weigh your yarn at the start and then again after the first 6 rounds have been completed. If the amount used is 1/8 or less of the total starting weight, you should have enough yarn. If not, you may want to cast on slightly fewer stitches.

Find link to video from Very Pink Knits for Simple Stretchy Bind Off here or GOOGLE one that works for you.