Welted Cowl by Jane Richmond

Welted Cowl

December 2012
Cobweb ?
21 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
325 yards (297 m)
25” / 63.5 cm circumference and approximately 16” / 40.5 cm high
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This very simple cowl features horizontal welts by alternating Stockinette and reverse Stockinette stitch. The laceweight Silk Mist yarn creates a weightless accessory with the appearance of great volume. A piece like this is perfect for the transitional seasons of spring and fall, and would be equally useful on cool summer nights. I love how such a whisper thin fabric can be so effectively warm and cozy. But what I like most of all is the ability to scrunch up a scarf like this and stuff it into a coat pocket to make it disappear when I’m not wearing it. My intention was a modern use for this laceweight silk/mohair blend.

— Jane Richmond

This pattern is intended to use up every last inch of yarn, if you’ve made a particularly large swatch you may need to unravel it to achieve the full height of the cowl.