Gold Standard Cowl

Worn doubled, this piece takes on the loft and volume of the luxurious cowl you’ve always wanted. When unstretched, the pattern resembles ribbing, but when stretched across the shoulders, the honeycomb design is revealed. Featuring a twisted stitch pattern that’s easy to master and remember, this cowl is a perfect project for travel or TV knitting.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 11” wide with a 61.5circumference

Gauge: 32 sts x 36 rows = 4” [10 cm] in pattern after wet blocking

Materials

Yarn:

Fine Weight Yarn Polka Dot Sheep PDS Sport (100% wool; 345 yards [315 meters]/100 grams): #5007 Tupelo Honey (3 balls)
Needles: US size 3 (3.25 mm) 32” circular needles
Notions: 1 marker

Special Stitches

T2lp: P into back loop of second st on left hand needle, k into first st on left hand needle, drop both sts from left needle.
T2rp: K into front of second st on left hand needle, p into first st on left hand needle, drop both sts from left needle.

Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off

Yo, p1, pass yo over p st, *yo in reverse by bringing yarn from back over the front of right hand needle to the back, k1, pass yo over k st, pass p st on right hand needle over k st on right hand needle, yo in reverse, k1, pass yo over k st, pass 2nd k st on right hand needle over 1st K st on right hand needle, yo, p1, pass yo over p st, on right hand needle pass k st over p st, yo, p1, pass yo over p st, on right hand needle pass 2nd p st over 1st p st, * repeat from * until 3 sts remain. Yo in reverse, k1, pass yo over k st, pass p st on right hand needle over k st on right hand needle, yo in reverse, k1, pass yo over k st, pass 2nd k st on right hand needle over 1st K st on right hand needle, yo, p1, pass yo over p st, on right hand needle pass k st over p st, Cut yarn leaving 8” tail and slip through last st.

Pattern Notes

This cowl is worked in the round and the pattern is a mirror image, top to bottom.

Pattern

CO 492 sts loosely. Join in the round being careful not to twist. Mark start of round with stitch marker.
Rnds 1-8: *P1, k2, p1 repeat from * around.
Rnd 9: *T2rp, t2lp repeat from * around.
Rnds 10-13: *K1, p2, k1 repeat from * around.
Rnd 14: *T2lp, t2rp repeat from * around.
Rnds 15-18: *P1, k2, p1 repeat from * around.
Rnd 19: *T2rp, t2lp repeat from * around.
Rnds 20-23: *K1, p2, k1 repeat from * around.
Rnd 24: *T2lp, t2rp repeat from * around.
Rnds 25-32: *P1, k2, p1 repeat from * around.
Rnd 33: *T2rp, t2lp repeat from * around.
Rnds 34-41: *K1, p2, k1 repeat from * around.
Rnd 42: *T2lp, t2rp repeat from * around.
Rnds 43-46: *P1, k2, p1 repeat from * around.
Rnd 47: *T2rp, t2lp repeat from * around.
Rnds 48-51: *K1, p2, k1 repeat from * around.
Rnd 52: *T2lp, t2rp repeat from * around.
Rnds 53-56: *P1, k2, p1 repeat from * around.
Rnd 57: *T2rp, t2lp repeat from * around.
Rnds 58-65: *K1, p2, k1 repeat from * around.
Rnd 66: *T2lp, t2rp repeat from * around.
Rnds 67-74: *P1, k2, p1 repeat from * around.
Rnds 75-98: Work as Rnds 9-32.

Finishing

BO with Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off or other stretchy bind off.
Weave in loose ends. Wet block to finished measurements. yarn ball

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