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Monday, January 19, 2015

Timber Cowl

Cuddle up and stay warm this winter with this textured accent cowl. It knits up quickly and easily with a bulky yarn. It’s perfect for a stroll around town or in the woods.

This cowl is lightweight, but warm. It has slipped selvage stitches for clean and soft edges. 
It is also reversible! 

This cowl is knitted flat with three different basic stitches for lots of texture. The cowl is then attached in the round. There is no visible seam.

Skill Level: 

Skills: knit, purl, yarn over, K2tog, provisional cast on, three needle bind off
Note: “normal” CO and BO can be used

Sizes: one size

Finished Measurements:
approx 19 cm wide and 71 cm long lying flat folded (142 cm long before joining in a circle)

approx 13 stitches and 19 rows = 10 cm in St st on 6.5 mm as given on Lion Brand Woolspun ball band

Yarn: bulky acrylic-wool blend

Suggested Brand: 
2 skeins Lion Brand Woolspun 
80% acrylic, 20% wool
116 m per 100 g
shown in colour 130 Honey and 149 Charcoal

+ scrap yarn for provisional CO

8 mm straight 
one extra needle for three needle BO
large crochet hook for provisional CO
or size needed to obtain gauge

Other Materials: tapestry needle or teeny crochet hook


CO 26 sts with provisional method. 

Note: You may instead CO with backwards loop method. You will then BO normally and sew the ends together.

Cowl is worked back and forth (flat). If you would like to make your cowl wider, CO a multiple of 2 sts.

Note: The first st of every row is slipped kwise and the last st of every row is purled (included in instructions).

First Section:

Garter Stitch
Row 1: Knit to last st, purl.
Row 2: Sl 1 kwise, knit to last st, purl.

Repeat Row 2 only until section measures approx 46 cm/18” from CO. 

Second Section:

Double Moss Stitch
Row 1-2: Sl 1 kwise, *K1, P1*, rep from * to * to last st, purl.
Row 3-4: Sl1 kwise, *P1, K1*, rep from * to *  to last st, purl.

Repeat these 4 rows until section measures approx 46 cm/18” from end of first section.

Third Section:

Mesh Stitch 
Row 1: Sl 1 kwise, K1, *YO, K2tog*, rep from * to * to last 2 sts, K1, P1.
Repeat this row until section measures approx 46 cm/18” from end of second section.


Place sts from provisional CO onto empty needle. Make sure you have ended on the correct row for a three needle BO (so needles are facing the same way - if not, just work one more row). 

Follow instructions below for a three needle BO and weave in ends. 


Provisional Cast On

Three Needle Bind Off