Surrealist Cowl by Shaina Bilow

Surrealist Cowl

October 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in k3p3 Checkerboard Stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
320 yards (293 m)
One size
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Experience Level: Advanced Beginner

Surreal times call for calming and luxurious knits. The Surrealist Cowl is simple textural project and a lusciously soft layering piece with fabulous drape. The expanding and contracting checkerboard patterns showcase many types of yarns beautifully – from self-stripe to hand dyed to solids and tweeds.

Construction Details
The Surrealist Cowl is worked in the round. Pattern is written as well as charted – knit according to preference.

Techniques Necessary
• Cast on
• Joining in the round
• Knit and Purl
• Bind off

Size options: One size

Finished Measurements: 24” circumference x 13” depth

Suggested Yarn: 320 yards of DK weight (CYCA #3) yarn.

Gauge: 20 stitches and 32 rounds = 4” in k3 p3 checkerboard stitch.

Needle: US 8 (5 mm) 24” circular needle or size needed for gauge. Adjust needle size as necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Additional materials: stitch marker, tapestry needle.