This snug fitting cowl is made warm and cozy with a dense textured fabric made up of simple cable stitches. It is worked in a beautifully soft merino, cashmere, and silk blend, making it soft and gentle against the skin. The i-cord edges give it structure and formality. This is a quick knit – a treat for oneself or the perfect gift for someone else.
The cowl is worked in the round in one piece. The i-cord cast-on and i-cord bind-off techniques are explained in the pattern. A photo tutorial is included showing how to graft the i-cord ends.
Madelinetosh Pashmina Worsted (75% merino wool, 15% silk, 10% cashmere; 210 yd [192 m]/3.17 oz [90 g]). 1 skein. Shown in Antique Lace, Cousteau, Tart, and Silver Fox.
US size 7 [4.5 mm] 16” [40 cm] circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge.
22 sts and 34 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in stitch pattern worked in the rnd after blocking.
Marker; cable needle; 2 pieces of smooth scrap yarn or 2 small stitch holders; tapestry needle.
Approximately 11 inches (28 cm) long and 9.5 inches (24 cm) wide laid flat, after blocking. Total circumference is approximately 22 inches (56 cm).
Knitting in the round, cabling with a cable needle, increasing, decreasing, i-cord cast on and bind off (instructions included in pattern), grafting i-cord ends (photo tutorial included in pattern). Stitches used: k, k2tog tbl, kfb, C4B, C4F.