The Great Cowl KAL 2013 has been a lot of fun, and I’m really happy to share this pattern with everyone who participated. Cove Cowl is free to everyone who submitted Wish I Was Weaving This Cowl by the deadline using the instructions provided.
Crashing waves, sandy beaches, and Irish folkore regarding both of those elements inspired this complex cabled cowl. From kelpies to the merrow, Irish oceanic folklore is utterly terrifying, not unlike these cables at first glance. It seems only fitting that the yarn for this ocean folklore inspired cowl be from an Irish lass.
I recommend cabling without a cable needle to make the pattern work up more quickly. Without it, you could be working dozens of cables crosses per round. I would not recommend using anything heavier than a worsted weight because it will cause the stitches to tug on each other in an unpleasing manner.
Note: the yarn used in this pattern is classified as an aran weight in Ravelry, but it knits up like a worsted.
Three Irish Girls Glenhaven Cashmerino Worsted (80% merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon; 195 yards/178 meters per 95 grams), shown in Cara.
Approximately 190 yards/174 meters worsted weight required.
Needles & Gauge
US 7 (4.5mm) 16” circular needle
18 sts and 29 rows per 4 in/10 cm, stockinette stitch
1 st marker, 1 cable needle (optional), 1 darning needle.
20 in/51 cm circumference, 8 in/20.5 cm tall.