Slumber Cowl by Stephen West

Slumber Cowl

January 2023
Aran (8 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
US 8 - 5.0 mm
720 yards (658 m)
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Choose four colors of Aran weight yarn and fade them together for this beginner- friendly cowl pattern. The cowl is knit flat and then seamed together at the end for an infinity-style cowl. The waves are created with yarn over increases and decreases framed by I-cord edges. The length is customizable, so you can also knit this pattern with DK or worsted weight yarn. Enjoy this cozy and warm winter accessory!

Finished Measurements
54″ / 137cm circumference.
19″ / 48cm wide. Measurements taken after blocking.
The length is customizable.

Aran weight

DK weight yarn will work for this cowl as well for a slightly narrower cowl. You can customize the circumference of the cowl by knitting fewer or more pattern repeats.

720yds / 658m total
Color A - 180yds / 165m
Color B - 180yds / 165m
Color C - 180yds / 165m
Color D - 180yds / 165m

Shown in
La Bien Aimée Merino Aran
(100% Merino Wool; 182yds / 166m per 100g skein)
Color A - Quail
Color B - Grellow
Color C - Yellow Brick Road
Color D - Yellow Brick Road Graffiti

US 8 / 5mm circular in 40″ / 100cm length or size needed to obtain gauge

Tapestry needle

15 sts & 32 rows = 4″ / 10cm in stockinette stitch with purl ridges

Gauge Swatch
CO 20 sts.

Row 1 (RS): K all sts.
Row 2 (WS): P all sts.
Row 3 (RS): K all sts.
Row 4 (WS): K all sts.

Repeat Rows 1 – 4 until the swatch is your desired size.
Don’t worry if your gauge isn’t exactly like mine. If you are within 1 or 2 sts of my gauge, then you will achieve a similarly sized cowl.

Pattern Note
Use the Weavin’ Stephen technique to weave in your ends as you knit.

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