Brighten up a dreary winter day with a versatile and reversible cowl in vibrant hues. The larger size of this design can be doubled over to wrap twice around the neck. As written, the finished height for both sizes results in a cowl that can double as a snood. This is the perfect cowl for the girl who loves options.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Size: 45 (60)” circumference.
Shown in size 45”
Gauge: 12 sts and 26 rows = 4” [10 cm] in pattern stitch after wet blocking
Yarn: Knit Circus Ringmaster (100% Superwash Merino; 277 yards [253 meters]/150 grams): Hawaiian Sunset (2 (3) balls)
Needles: US size 9 (5.5 mm) 36-40” circular.
Notions: Marker, tapestry needle.
K3tog – knit 3 stitches together.
Rnd 1: *Yo, k1, yo, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnds 2-3: *K3, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 4: *K3tog, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rep Rnds 1-4 for patt.
Garter Stitch (worked in the round)
Rnd 1: Purl.
Rnd 2: Knit.
Rep Rnds 1-2 for patt.
This pattern is worked entirely in the round. Stitch count will increase on pattern Round 1 and revert to original count on pattern Round 4.
Width may be adjusted by 5” by removing 15 stitches at a time. Length may be adjusted by removing any number of full pattern repeats, always finishing after Round 4.
Pattern incorporates garter stitch worked in the round. This is worked by alternating knit and purl rnds. In other words, it is the same as stockinette worked flat.
Using the long-tail cast on or an equally stretchy cast on, CO 135 (180) sts. Pm and join to work in the rnd.
Beginning with a purl rnd, work 8 rnds of Garter Stitch, ending after a knit rnd.
Begin working in Pattern Stitch.
Work in Pattern Stitch for 100 rnds or approximately 15”, ending after pattern Rnd 4.
Work 8 rnds of Garter Stitch, this time beginning with a knit rnd and ending after a purl rnd.
Weave in ends.
Wet block to desired measurements.