Whimsycowl by Nim Teasdale


March 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
130 - 400 yards (119 - 366 m)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This whimsical cowl recipe is a simple, adaptable, fun knit. Make a snug collar or a long loop as you please.

Cast on any multiple of 22 sts - 110 sts or more is recommended for a narrow cowl) and knit until you’re ready to stop. The yardage listed is for small to medium sizes. A very long loop might need more.

Ideal for a nice lofty DK or aran yarn, it can also make a great textured piece with more drape when worked in a fingering weight to be worn as a long loop or doubled up. (It is a good idea to do a tension swatch to see if the fabric made will suit the style you prefer if wishing to make an upright collar style cowl. Yarns with more loft and less drape work best.)

Worked in the round on circular needles, either with interchangeable tips or two sizes of needles to allow the body to be worked on smaller needles than the cast on edge.

Pattern is both charted and written, and can be worked exclusively from the written pattern.

Suitable for adventurous beginners. Stitches required are knit, purl, yo, k2tog, ssk.

Italian translation thanks to lauruchi and Unfilodi Knit-House who will also be hosting a KAL during April.

French translation thanks to MadlaineYarn and Madlaine.fr