Vespertine Cowl by Carina Spencer

Vespertine Cowl

Knitting
December 2019
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 17 rows = 4 inches
in Vespertine stitch pattern, after blocking
US 15 - 10.0 mm
270 yards (247 m)
one size
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Vespertine is an ode to all things that come alive at night. Cables and bobbles inspired by vining moonflowers are knit in lofty, super bulky weight wool and bordered in twisted ribbing. Increases incorporated into the stitch pattern create an a-line silhouette, draping the cowl gently around your neck or over one shoulder.

SKILL LEVEL
Intermediate

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • cast on
  • knitting in the round
  • knit & purl
  • simple cables
  • increase (M1L & M1P)
  • bobble (instructions provided)
  • twisted rib bind-off (instructions provided)

SIZES & MEASUREMENTS
Pattern is written for one size. Finished measurements are after blocking and unstretched. The bottom edge of the cowl is very stretchy.

TOP CIRCUMFERENCE: 26½“/ 67.5 cm
BOTTOM CIRCUMFERENCE: 40”/101.5 cm
HEIGHT: 12”/30.5 cm

MATERIALS
YARN - 270 yards / 246 m of super bulky weight yarn. The
solid color sample was knit with Tahki Yarns
Montana (100% Pure Wool;130 yds/100g) in the “02
Taupe” color, and the multicolor sample
was knit with Noro Kureyon Air (100% Wool; 109
yds /100g) in the “392 Mary Ellen Jasper” color.
Full disclosure: I omitted the last two rounds of ribbing on
the Noro sample so I could get away with using just two
skeins!

NEEDLES - 24”/60 cm circular needle in US 15/10 mm OR size
required to obtain gauge

NOTIONS - cable needle, stitch markers, and a tapestry needle
for weaving in ends