This airy cocoon of a cowl, with its swirls of openwork and cable patterning, provides a pretty barrier between you and the elements when the colds winds roar. The pattern includes three sizes (S/M/L), but is easily adjusted for a longer or wider piece. The simple pattern is very approachable for novices, but also engaging and fun for experienced knitters when a quick gift or travel project is called for. Work in a fluffy yarn as shown for a lighter-than-air result; a smoother yarn will offer more depth and stitch definition.
Sample shown is the medium cowl, knit in Bare Naked Wools Chebris Sport, color Créme
Modern Deco Sport, Jacob Sport, Better Breakfast DK, Ginny DK, Finn Dandy 3-ply Sport, Shetlandia Sport, Chebris Sport or any sport/DK weight yarn that knits to pattern gauge. Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size, drape, and yardage requirement.
21(27, 58) inches in circumference and 9.5(12.5, 10.5) inches in depth
250(375, 700) yards
20 sts and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on larger needle (unblocked)
21 sts and 26 rows = 4 inches in cable/lace pattern on larger needle (blocked)
size 7US (4.5 mm) circular needle (or size to obtain correct gauge)
size 6US (4.0 mm) circular needle for hem ribbing (or .5 smaller than gauge needle) cable needle that is a couple of sizes smaller than gauge needle