Striped Austen cowl
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May 10, 2015

Striped Austen cowl

Project info
Striped cowl by Matilde Skår
Neck / TorsoCowl
Needles & yarn
Canon Hand Dyes Charles Merino Fingering

Updated to reflect thoughts upon finishing:

I really like how it turned out. I think separating the colors with the grey really makes it, and the cowl was SUPER fun to knit. I am writing an apology to Canon for my initial comments.

Kitchenering 180 stitches? Was less fun. But 100% worth it.

Original thoughts, at cast on:

Bought as a kit, colors are a “collection”, but many of them are too close to use in the same piece. The kit was cleverly packaged to separate the similar colors.

You know it’s not a good sign when you think, “How many of these can I omit and still have enough yardage?”

Also, solid skein was carelessly tied, resulting in a tangled mess when trying to wind.

Stripe order:

Fitzwilliam Darcy
John willoughby
Elinor Dashwood
Emma Woodhouse
Jane Bennet
George Wickham
Edmund Bertram
Fanny Dashwood
Colonel Brandon
Marianne Dashwood
Lucy Steele
Mr. Bingley
Charlotte Lucas
Catherine deBourgh
William Collins
Captain Frederick Wentworth
Edward Ferrars
Fanny Price
Sir Thomas

Train wreck colors:
Elizabeth Bennet
Lady Russell
Anne Elliot
Georgina Darcy
Caroline Bingley


I’m working 5 rows of MC and 12 rows of each CC. This leaves me with 12-18” of yarn left from each mini skein.



Upon wearing, the cowl was too short to wear wrapped double, and too long to comfortably wear singly.


I cut into the grey section (where I seamed it, I think), and I’m making that one grey section 8”. I think it’ll look rad, AND make it reach the necessary 44” for my doubling comfort.

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by Canon Hand Dyes
80% Merino, 20% Nylon
395 yards / 100 grams

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  • Project created: April 11, 2015
  • Finished: May 21, 2015
  • Updated: March 10, 2016