Stronghold Cowl by Emily O'Brien

Stronghold Cowl

Knitting
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.

Finished Dimensions:
13.5”/34 cm high
45.5”/115.5 cm Circumference

Yarn:
Aran Weight
492 yds (450 m)

Yarn in photos is Knit Picks City Tweed HW/Aran in Morning Glory

Needles:
US9/5.5mm 32”/81cm Circular Needle

Gauge:
16 sts x 28 rows = 4” in Stronghold Pattern in the Rnd, lightly blocked

Notions:
Stitch marker
Darning needle

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