Who doesn’t love an accessory that gets noticed? Pieces such as this two-tone retro patterned cowl are terrific for changing up the day-to-day attitude of that one good winter coat, so that your look never gets tired. With a bold textured pattern that’s a snap to knit, this cushy cowl in two sizes (S/L) also packs a big payoff in the warmth department. Worked completely in the round, it’s a no stress way to experiment with color knitting. An extremely portable project as well, it works up quickly for a go-to gift that’ll be the envy of your holiday swap.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and drape.
Suggested Yarns: Bare Naked Wools Stone Soup DK, Better Breakfast DK, Confection Sport, or Kent DK, Spirit Trail Birte, Briar Rose Nate’s Yarn, Briggs & Little Sport, Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sport, Imperial Yarn Tracie Too Sport, Mountain Meadow Wool Cody, Östergötlands Ullspinneri Visjögarn, Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Sport, or any soft, lofty sport yarn that knits to pattern gauge.
Finished Size: 24(56) inches in circumference and 7(8.5) inches in depth (blocked)
Yarn Requirements: 120(300) yards of main color and 80(200) yards of one contrasting color
Note: yardage stated is for pattern as written; changes in color arrangements may cause actual yardage to vary.
Gauge: 19 sts and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on larger needles (unwashed, unblocked)
size 8US (5.0 mm) 24(32)-inch circular needle (or size to obtain correct gauge)
size 6US(4.0 mm) 24(32)-inch circular needle (or 1.0 mm smaller than gauge needle)