Velvet Mirror Cowl by Andrea Mowry

Velvet Mirror Cowl

Knitting
January 2022
both are used in this pattern
Sport (12 wpi) ?
20.5 stitches and 24.5 rows = 4 inches
in stitch pattern in the round, after blocking.
US 4 - 3.5 mm
3.5 mm (E)
784 yards (717 m)
One Size
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DETAILS
This cowl gets started with a provisional cast on and then is knit sideways as a tube. A half twist and some kitchener stitch to finish it off and you have an easy to wear, cozy-to-the-max cowl to pair with all of your cool weather outfits!

SIZES
One Size

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Height - 10.5”/26.5 cm
Circumference - 29”/73.5 cm

YARN REQUIREMENTS
These are just approximations. Total yarn usage will depend on the yarn you use (fiber content, ply, etc.), your personal gauge, and any modifications you may make.

Heavy Fingering Weight/Sport Weight in 2 colors
MC - Suri Alpaca 70 g/269 yds/246 m
CC - Merino Wool 80 g/320 yds/293 m

SUGGESTED YARN
For this cowl I chose a Baby Suri Alpaca from Qing Fibre for the warmth and softness and 3-D fluffy texture paired with the moody intrigue of color shifting yarn in Spincycle Yarns Nocturne!

MC - Qing Fibre Melted Suri 65/25/10 Baby Suri Alpaca/SW Merino/Silk (50 g/192 yds/175 m) - 2 skeins Stun (mint)

CC - Spincycle Yarns Nocturne 100% Non-Superwash Merino Wool (50 g/200 yds/183 m) - 2 skeins Thin Ice (dark blues and oranges)

SUGGESTED NEEDLES
Size US 4/3.5 mm -16”/40 cm circular needle, recommended - A second needle of the same size will be needed to finish the cowl.
(Use the needle size you need to achieve gauge.)

Crochet hook for Provisional Cast On (Size E is recommended)

NOTIONS
Smooth waste yarn, stitch marker (1), tapestry needle and a row counter and blocking wires are recommended

GAUGE
20.5 sts & 24.5 rnds = 4”/10 cm
Measured over stitch pattern knit in the round, after blocking.

TECHNIQUES TO INDULGE IN
Provisional cast on
Knitting
Purling
Decrease
Stranded colorwork
Reading charts (please note the colorwork in this pattern is charted only)
Kitchener stitch

YARN SUBSTITUTION IDEAS
Click here to be directed to a pdf with some yarn substitution ideas! These yarns have not all been tested, so we can not guarantee their outcome, but we do hope they provide a jumping off point for inspiration!