Twofold Cowl by Carina Spencer

Twofold Cowl

July 2022
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette, after blocking
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
500 yards (457 m)
one size (includes modification instructions for a custom fit)
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Twofold is an infinity cowl with two bandana points that layers itself when worn for maximum coziness!

The cowl is color blocked using beginner-level intarsia with a unique cable detail at the center point. It can be made with a button closure or seamed closed for a more minimal finish. A video tutorial demonstrates the intarsia and cable techniques, how to work the bind off, and how to wear the cowl three ways.

The pattern is worked top-down in one piece & includes modification instructions for changing the circumference and length for a custom fit.

If you enjoy the construction & style of Twofold Cowl, please check out my other patterns for more bandana loop designs: Easy & Free, Linden Loop, & Better Together!

Pattern is written for one size. Circumferences are with the cowl buttoned closed.
Neck Circumference: 46”/115 cm
Hem Circumference: 73”/182.5 cm
Depth: 9¼”/23.5 cm
Depth At Points: 11½“/29 cm

250 yds each in C1 & C2
Sample is shown in Woolfolk Får (100% Ovis 21 Ultimate Merino Wool; 142 yds/130 m per 50 grams) in colors 27 (gold) for C1 & 28 (pink) for C2.

• circular needle at least 30”/75 cm in length in US 8/5 mm & US 7/4.5 mm OR size required to obtain gauge & one size smaller
• cable needle

• 5 ⅝-¾“/1.5-2 cm buttons
• stitch markers
• a needle for weaving ends

Technically this pattern qualifies as intermediate skill level because of the cables, BUT with the video support, it’s absolutely doable for an advanced beginner!

long-tail cast on
knit & purl
use of stitch markers
decrease (k2tog, k2tog-tbl)
increase (M1L, M1P, M1R, pfb, yo)
simple cables
simple intarsia (directions provided)
optional - mattress stitch for seaming

With US 8/5 mm (or larger needle), 18 sts & 30 rows = 4”/10 cm
Gauge swatch is worked flat, in stockinette, & measured after blocking.

Cowl is cast on at the neck and worked flat, top-down in one piece using simple intarsia to create the color blocking.