Thick and Thin Cowl by Lani Stanistreet

Thick and Thin Cowl

November 2019
both are used in this pattern
Light Fingering ?
18 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
853 - 875 yards (780 - 800 m)
One size
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Thick and Thin Cowl is a neck-hugging infinity cowl. It can be worn wrapped double or unwrapped. Thick and Thin Cowl is designed to use two different weights of yarn, fingering (4 ply) and lace (2 ply). It could just as easily be made with thicker weights, but the yarn quantities, needles required, and the finished measurements would be different to those outlined here.

Thick and Thin Cowl features a horizontal ribbed patterning achieved through alternating reverse stocking stitch and stocking stitch, at the same time as alternating the yarn weights giving the cowl its interesting thick and thin texture. The lace weight yarn provides a loose and springy feel and the fingering adds some bulk for warmth.

This pattern is worked in one piece, knitted in the round on circular needles and is suitable for beginners.

Yarn Main Colour
1 x Malabrigo Sock (400m/440yd per 100g) 100 % merino. 

Colour: Indecita

Yarn Contrast Colour
1 x Rowan Fine Lace (399m/436yd per 50g) 80% alpaca, 20% merino. Colour: Era 927

You can substitute any fingering weight and lace weight yarn of your choice.

Approximate finished measurements, measured flat in a relaxed form without stretching.
Circumference = 104cm/41”
Height = 40cm/16”

Gauge – 18 stitches and 31 rows = 10 x 10cm (4 x 4”), in stocking stitch on 4mm needles.

Needles – 4mm circular (80cm/32” or 100cm/40”). Or size to obtain gauge.

Skill level Beginner – knitting in the round, knit and purl, cast on, bind off.