Who doesn’t love a substantial cocoon of woolen warmth to fend off the cold of deep winter? This cozy cowl in two sizes (petite/tall), knit from squishy worsted weight wool is the answer for toughing out that bitter morning commute in style. Worked in reverse stockinette with short row shaping and accented by extravagant cabled panels, the piece falls into natural curves and folds to trap warmth near the neck and head. The deeper sections can even be pulled up to perform “hood” duty while scraping the car or waiting for the bus.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and drape.
Bare Naked Wools Kent Worsted, Chebris Worsted, Confection Worsted, FIFC Festivus (special edition), Briar Rose Abundance or Sonoma, Brooklyn Tweed Shelter, Mountain Meadow Wools Laramie, Elsa Wool Company Heavy Worsted Weight Cormo, Beaverslide McTaggart Tweeds & Heathers, Green Mountain Spinnery Weekend Wool, or any soft, springy worsted weight yarn that knits to pattern gauge.
Sample shown here in Kent Worsted (Driftwood)
28(56) inches in circumference and 9 inches in depth (at shortest point; blocked)
170(340) yards with short row shaping as described in pattern notes
16 sts and 22 rows = 4 inches in stockinette (knit flat; unblocked)
size 10US (6.0 mm) 24-inch circular needle or size to obtain correct gauge