Twiss cowls by Jen Arnall-Culliford

Twiss cowls

November 2018
Aran (8 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in striped stocking stitch in the round
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
179 - 359 yards (164 - 328 m)
Circumference: 52.5cm [20¾in] Depth: 27cm [10½in]

If you’ve been pondering working multi-round helical stripe patterns, this is the design for you. The pattern includes full instructions on working 3-, 4-, 5-, and 6-round helical stripes.

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Circumference: 52.5cm [20¾in]
Depth: 27cm [10½in]

Something to Knit With Aran (70% highland wool, 30% superfine alpaca; 82m [89yds] per 50g skein)
3-Round Stripes
Yarn A: Mustard 1 x 50g skein
Yarn B: Ginger 1 x 50g skein
Yarn C: Ginger 1 x 50g skein
4-Round Stripes
Yarns A & B: Sky 1 x 50g skein (divided into two equal balls)
Yarns C & D: Lawn 1 x 50g skein (divided into two equal balls)
5-Round Stripes
Yarn A: Jade 1 x 50g skein
Yarn B: Pool 1 x 50g skein
Yarns C, D & E: Cornflower 2 x 50g skeins (divide one skein into two equal balls)
6-Round Stripes
Yarn A: Mustard 1 x 50g skein approx. 10g used
Yarns B & C: Mist 1 x 50g skein (divided into two equal balls)
Yarns D, E & F: Storm 1 x 50g skein (divided into three equal balls)

Needles and Notions
1 set 4.5mm [US 7] circular needles, 40cm [16in] long, or needle size required to match tension
One 5mm [US 8] knitting needle, or one size larger than the size needed to match tension
Stitch markers
Waste yarn (smooth cotton is ideal)

19 sts and 25 rows to 10cm [4in] over striped stocking stitch

Pattern Notes
The cowl starts with a waste yarn cast on, before being joined into the round. Helical stripes are then worked to the desired length before the cowl is cast off with the i-cord cast-off method. Stitches are then picked up at the waste yarn cast-on edge, before carefully removing the waste yarn. A matching i-cord cast off is then worked to complete the cowl.

Special Techniques
Photo tutorials for the following techniques can be found within this ebook:
Three-round stripe patterns
Multi-round helical stripes

Video Tutorials
The following video tutorials may be found on our website at
Multi-round helical stripes
Waste yarn cast-on method
i-Cord cast-off method