Stitch Block Cowl by Purl Soho

Stitch Block Cowl

January 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5 stitches = 1 inch
in garter stitch, using Color A
US 7 - 4.5 mm
716 yards (655 m)
12¾ inches wide, 60 inches around
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This pattern is available for free.

To knit your own Stitch Block Cowl, you will need five skeins in the following breakdown…

  • Color A: 3 skeins of Purl Soho’s Worsted Twist, 100% merino wool. Each skein is 164 yards/ 100 grams; approximately 492 yards required. (NOTE: We no longer offer Worsted Twist, but choose from one of our other worsted/aran weight yarns.)
  • Color B: 1 skein of Worsted Twist; approximately 164 yards required.
  • Color C: 1 skein of Madelinetosh’s Tosh Merino, 100% superwash merino. Each skein is 210 yards/ 100 grams; approximately 60 yards required.

You will also need…

  • US 7 (4.5 mm), 24-inch circular needles (You need a circular needle because one of the stitch patterns requires you to slide the stitches from one of the needle to the other.)

5 stitches = 1 inch in garter stitch, using Color A
4 stitches = 1 inch in any of the three stitch patterns

Finished Dimensions: 12¾ inches wide by 60 inches around

To change the width of the finished cowl, cast on any odd number and follow the directions as written.

All three of these stitch patterns use the technique of “knitting into the row below.” Here’s how to do it…