The Bubble Cowl by Stephen West

The Bubble Cowl

December 2019
both are used in this pattern
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in bubble stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
775 - 1500 yards (709 - 1372 m)
Hooded Cowl, Infinity Cowl
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Play with fun bubble stitches to knit this warm and cozy cowl. The cowl is knit in the round and then seamed together to create a thick plush tube. Choose between a hooded cowl that starts with little bubbles and increases into big bubbles or select the simple infinity cowl style. DK or worsted weight yarns create this fun-to-knit winter accessory.

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Sizes: Hooded Cowl (rainbow colors)
A cozy tube that starts with small bubbles and increases to large bubbles for a hooded effect.

Infinity Cowl (greens & neutrals)
A longer tube seamed together with bubbles in the same size throughout the fabric.

Finished Measurements: Hooded Cowl
30” / 76cm circumference around neck, 19” / 48cm at widest part, 9” / 23cm at narrowest part.

Infinity Cowl
48” / 122cm sideways circumference after seaming to CO edge to the BO edge, 24” / 61cm wide.

Yarn: DK or worsted weight

Yardage: 1 skein of each color

The sample is a multi-color version. I used less than one skein of each color and most colors used leftover bits of yarn. If you have six full skeins of DK weight yarn, that should be plenty to knit both size variations of this cowl.

Hooded Cowl
Approximately 775yds / 709m total

If you are knitting a six-color sample of the hooded cowl style, you will need approximately 129yds / 118m or a bit less of each color.

Infinity Cowl
Color A – 250yds / 229m
Color B – 250yds / 229m
Color C – 250yds / 229m
Color D – 250yds / 229m
Color E – 250yds / 229m
Color F – 250yds / 229m

Shown in: Hooded Cowl
The rainbow hooded cowl sample features a variety of DK and worsted weight yarns including West Wool Tandem, Qing Fibre Merino Aran, La Bien Aimée Merino Aran, Qing Fibre Melted Baby Suri, & Woolfolk Luft.

Infinity Cowl
La Bien Aimée Merino DK
Color A – Jkim (neon yellow)
Color C – Pyogo (speckled beige)
Color D – San Sok (speckled green/beige)
Color E – Porter (solid dark green)

West Wool Tandem
Color B – Dutch Sky (light gray)
Color F – Lichen (solid khaki green)

Needles: US 6 / 4mm circular in 24” / 60cm length or size needed to obtain gauge

Notions: 1 stitch marker, tapestry needle

Gauge: 22 sts & 32 rows = 4” / 10cm in bubble stitch
Aim for a crisp dense gauge so the bubble fabric is structured and not too loose.