Wonderland Herringbone Cowl by Elevate Fiber Arts

Wonderland Herringbone Cowl

June 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
40 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in Herringbone
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
450 - 500 yards (411 - 457 m)
One Size
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Herringbone and reverse linen stitch in brilliant colors pay homage to the very British and very whimsical classic- Alice in Wonderland. To avoid the awkward joins you would get knitting herringbone in the round, this cowl is knitted flat as a scarf with buttons. Twist it, loop it around, half-button it, whatever you like! Lots of luxurious silky fringe makes this extra playful and vibrant.

Know that herringbone stitch creates a curling garment, which actually kind of lends itself to the upside down world of Alice. This pattern has fun with it. Worn as a single loop around the neck and buttoned twisted makes it something closer to fiber jewelry. Double wrapped flat around the neck and only half buttoned allows the scarf to fold so beautifully in the back, while draping more flat in the front for display of the buttons and fringe.

One size, knit as long as you like. Recommend using up entire skein for body of scarf, ensuring you can wrap around neck twice!

Gauge: 40 stitches & 20 rows for 4 inches of herringbone stitch

Finished dimensions: about 8” wide by 40“ long, not including fringe

Recommended yarn:
Silky Merino Sock by Elevate Fiber Arts
in colorways Alice (main color) & Mad Tea Party (contrasting color)

3.5mm/US 4 needles (straight or circular)
6mm/US 10 needles (straight or circular)
The needle size for knitting herringbone isn’t too large, making it more manageable and quick to knit.

5 small beautiful buttons (featured are vintage glass)
tapestry needle
crochet hook for adding on fringe

Recommended for knit-along: Alice in Wonderland of course! If not the audiobook, you could spend hours catching up on all the movie adaptations… starting with the first one made in 1903!

(Pattern available for free with yarn purchase.)