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Branching Path Cowl


Branching Path Cowl
Wrap your neck in lush alpaca. This cowl, written to be worked on circular needles in the round, can easily be knit using dpns or magic loop. The length of the cowl can be easily customized by adding/removing stitch repeats.

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Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Yarn: 109 yards/100 meters of alpaca or alpaca / merino blend bulky weight yarn that knits up to 3.5-4 sts/inch.

Stitch detail of Branching Path Cowl
Shown In:
Misti Alpaca ‘Tonos Chunky’, (109 yards/100 meters; 50% baby alpaca, 50 merino%; 3.53 oz/100 grams per skein), 1 skein in Lord of the Reds (TTC01).

Finished Size (blocked): 22”/55.88 cm circumference by 10.5”/26.67 cm wide

Other Possible Yarns:

  • Mirasol Yarn ‘Sulka’, (55 yards/50 meters; 60% merino, 20% alpaca, 20% silk; 1.76 oz/50 grams per skein).
  • Cascade Yarns ‘Baby Alpaca Chunky’, (108 yards/99 meters; 100% alpaca; 3.53 oz/100 grams per skein).
  • Classic Elite Yarns ‘MountainTop Chalet’, (98 yards/90 meters; 70% alpaca, 30% bamboo; 1.76 oz/50 grams per skein).
  • Blue Sky Alpaca ‘TECHNO’, (120 yards/110 meters; 68% alpaca, 22% silk, 10% merino; 1.76 oz/50 grams per skein).
  • Araucania ‘Liwen’, (118 yards/108 meters; 50% alpaca, 50% wool; 3.53 oz/100 grams per skein).

Other Tools

  • Stitch markers (10, with one marker in a different colour to mark the beginning of round)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Glow line tape (to mark current row on chart/instructions – optional)
  • Blocking wires and pins

Skills Required:

  • Lace
  • Increasing and decreasing
  • Following charts
  • Blocking

Pattern is 5 pages.


Photographer: Shawn Miller, Distractions in Focus
Model: Jen
Tech Editor: Jenn Wisbeck

Hard (paper) copies of this pattern can be ordered from Shall We Knit?

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