Old Growth Cowl
Feeling adventurous? This unusual round-yoke cowl features a hemmed collar that begins with a provisional cast-on similar to a Moebius cast-on, with many fascinating benefits. The cowl techniques include German short rows, jogless stripes, lace, and beads. I cover the many points of interest, leaving you with all the skills you need to make this lovely piece.
Skill Level: Knitters need to know how to knit, purl, make simple decreases, yarn overs, and do a basic cast on and bind off. They also need to have completed a project that is knit in the round.
Material fee: $5 for full color pattern handout
Student Supplies: Dk weight yarn or two yarns combined to a dk weight, 258 (283, 305, 341, 365, 388, 412) yards in Color A (MC), 95 (104, 114, 124, 134, 143, 153) yards in Color B (CC) for shoulder circumference 41.5 (47, 53, 58.75, 64.5, 70, 75.75) with 5” ease
Size 5 (3.75 mm) circular needles, 16” and 32” length or size to obtain gauge of 19 sts = 4"/10 cm with smaller needle.
Size 6 (4 mm) circular needles, 16” and 24” length
Size 6 Seed Beads: 134 (139, 148, 157, 167, 176, 186) Japanese seed beads are preferred for the larger inner hole
Small steel crochet hook, size 14 (0.75 mm)
Needle stoppers or rubber bands
Usual set of basic tools: scissors, tapestry needles, etc.
Homework: Have yarns wound into a ball