Stronghold Cowl by Emily O'Brien

Stronghold Cowl

by Emily O'Brien
September 2018
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stronghold Pattern in the round, lightly blocked.
US 9 - 5.5 mm
492 yards (450 m)
13.5” high x 45.5” circumference
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This warm and cozy cowl takes its strong lines and texture from the log barricades that once protected castles. Its squishy texture will defend you from the cold.

Stronghold is a wide chunky cowl worked from the bottom up in the round. The bumps are created by working several rounds of purl followed by a few rounds of knit. The vertical beams are created by slipped stitches. The purl ridges are meant to curl in on themselves, making this cowl extra thick and warm.