Shortcut Cowl by Stephanie Lotven

Shortcut Cowl

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February 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
380 yards (347 m)
one size
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This fun, little knit is a compromise between a cowl and a shawl. The Shortcut cowl was designed for knitters who love the look of a shawl, but only have the time and yardage for a cowl. Worked SEAMLESSLY from the top down, it knits up quickly (like any good cowl should), but wears like a hassle-free shawl. Specifically designed for color play, this pattern has lots of texture, so you can knit it using a rainbow of colors OR a single happy skein of yarn. Stash buster bonus: this cowl gives knitters the chance to dive into their stash and discover the fun little bits and bobs leftover from other projects.

one size

FINGERING weight yarn
Knitted Wit FINGERING (100% Superwash Merino, 400 yards / 4oz 366m / 100 grams)

Sample shown in ‘Unicorn Eggs’ (MC) & ‘Glow Up’ mini skein set (CC1-6)

MC: 240 yards [220m] (grey speckle ‘Unicorn Eggs’)
CC1: 10 yards / 9m (yellow, ‘A Solar Flare’)
CC2: 30 yards / 27.5m (orange, ‘Creamsicle’)
CC3: 20 yards / 18.5m (pink, ‘Pink Flavor’)
CC4: 45 yards / 41m (green, Astonish Mint’)
CC5: 10 yards / 9m (purple, ‘Fighting Iris’)
CC6: 25 yards / 23m (blue, ‘Perry W. Inkle’)

[NOTE: The yardages above include a 15% security.]

Neck Opening: 20 inches / 50cm
Back Length: 6.25 inches / 16cm
Front Length: 19.5 inches / 49cm

US 5 (3.75 mm) 20” / 50cm) circular or as
required to meet gauge

22 sts & 32 rounds = 4 inches (10cm) in stockinette flat AND in the round after blocking

4 stitch markers & tapestry needle

knitting flat, knitting in the round, garter tab cast on, basic lace knitting