Tinker Doodle Cowl by Kerstin Auer

Tinker Doodle Cowl

September 2023
DK (11 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in cowl body
US 5 - 3.75 mm
445 yards (407 m)
One size, 42” / 107 cm circumference, 10” / 25 cm height
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When I sit at my desk - more often the kitchen table, because it’s bigger and I like to take up space - and work, I always have a notepad and pen or pencil next to me. I fill pages and pages with doodles while I think and work, constructing intricate shapes and lines that perfectly meld into each other and usually end up looking like they should be turned into a knitting pattern. Turns out they really needed to be turned into knitting patterns, so I took my favourite doodles and created the Tinker Doodle Collection. The Tinker Doodle Cowl is the first pattern in the collection, a double loop cowl that looks great just draped around your neck - but my favourite way to wear it is in a double loop for a snug and wind-proof fit.

This pattern includes notes for a single loop worsted version.

The Tinker Doodle Cowl is knitted seamlessly from top to bottom, in one piece.

One size, 42” / 107 cm circumference, 10” / 25 cm height

Yarn and Yardage
All Points North Yarn Co. Divine DK 100 g (3.5 oz) / 235 yds (215 m); 100% fine superwash merino; DK weight in Dusk; 2 skeins, 190g, 445 yds (408 m) used for sample

Needles and Notions
US5 / 3.75 mm circular needles, 32” (81 cm) length recommended.
Stitch markers, it’s helpful if the marker for the beginning of round is different from the others.
Cable needle.
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends.

25 sts and 34 rows after blocking = 4” / 10cm, knit in cowl body pattern.

This pattern has been tech edited and test knit. It is not a beginner pattern, but if you like a challenge, go for it! It has both written and charted instructions and I highly recommend you read the notes and remarks in the pattern before starting to knit.