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Experimental Cowl


Close up of Experimental Cowl
This project is a perfect stash buster. Multiple strands of yarn are of yarn are held together to create a one-of-a-kind yarn. The centre cabled panel is worked first. Stitches are then picked up along each side of the panel to form the body of the cowl (long side) and the button-hole tab (short side).

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Experimental Cowl showing alternate method to button it

Yarn: 136 yards/124.36 meters of super bulky weight yarn that knits up to 1.875 sts/inch.

For the sample cowl shown, 4 strands of yarn were held together:
* 2 strands of Cascade Yarns ‘Eco +’, (478 yards/437 meters; 100% wool; 8.82 oz/250 grams per skein). 1 skein in Lake Chelan Heather.
* 1 strand of Classic Elite Yarns ‘Giselle’, (225 yards/206 meters; 66% mohair, 23% wool, 11% nylon; 1.76 oz/50 grams per skein). 1 skein in 4109 Moroccan Teal.
* 1 strand of HiKoo ‘simplinatural’, (183 yards/167 meters; 40% baby alpaca, 40% merino, 20% mulberry silk; 3.53 oz/100 grams per skein). 1 skein in 10 Deep Turquoise.

Buttons shown: Double Paisley Porcelain buttons (brown) from Melissa Jean

Cuddled up in Experimental Cowl

Needle: US #19/15 mm needle or size to obtain gauge.

Finished Size (blocked): 34.5”/87.63 cm circumference by 9.25”/23.50 cm wide

Snowy day but warm in a cuddly cowl

Other Tools:

  • Buttons, 1.25”/31.75 mm (2)
  • Cable needle
  • Glow line tape (to mark current row on charts/instructions)
  • Unwaxed dental floss (to attach buttons)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Blocking wires and Tpins

Skills Required:

  • Working cables
  • Following charts
  • Picking up stitches
  • Sewing on buttons

Pattern is 5 pages and includes both charted and written instructions.

Experimental Cowl

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

Hard (paper) copies of this pattern may be available from your local yarn shop. Please contact them for more details.

Once payment has been received, you will receive a link to download a PDF of this pattern.

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