Total Eclipse Cowl by Erin Gates

Total Eclipse Cowl

June 2020
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
12.5 stitches and 17 rows = 4 inches
US 11 - 8.0 mm
290 - 300 yards (265 - 274 m)
One size: 9” (23cm) wide & 30” (76cm) circumference
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This bulky weight ‘Eclipse Cowl’ uses a combination of different sized, right and left leaning cable crosses. The cable stitches come together to form a circular design that I think resembles an eclipse. The cowl is knit in the round and creates a long tube. You will seam both the cast on and bind off edges together at the end. As a result, you end up with a double-layered fabric that is extra squishy and cozy.

I have written this pattern using a provisional cast on and a kitchener stitch for closing the seam at the end. I have included links to video tutorials for both techniques. Along with written instructions for this pattern, I have included a chart to follow as well, depending on your preference.

If you are unfamiliar with provisional cast ons and the kitchener stitch, I have added instructions on how to make the cowl without using those skills.

With US 11 (8.0mm) needles: 12.5 stitches and 17 rows make a 4” (10cm) square in stockinette stitch, unblocked

Materials Needed
292 yards (292g) of bulky weight yarn
US 11 (8.0mm) 16” circular needles
A second pair of 16” circular needles to hold the live stitches at the end (size can be either US 11, 10.5, 10 or 9)
Stitch marker
Cable needle
Tapestry needle
Scrap yarn for the cast on

Skills/stitches Required
provisional cast on (optional)
kitchener stitch (optional)
cable knitting
knitting in the round