Living in Chicago has taught me a lot about cold weather wear, and it’s only December. Bundling up is essential, but sometimes you overheat. This cowl is designed to combat woeful winter predicaments. A double set of buttons lets you button it loose or tight, allowing you to keep warm or stay cool and comfortable.
Loop it over your head to projects ears and necks from chilly breezes, or wear it cape-style under a coat to add an extra layer of warmth.
The Great Cowl KAL: Project Stats
Due date: February 8, 2012 at 8 p.m. CST
Prize for completion: Free copy of A Very Good Cowl Indeed
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yarn. Approximately 100 grams sport weight.
yarn shown. Becoming Art Agave Sport (80% merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon; 250 yards per 100 grams) Color shown: Gypsy Love.
gauge. 6 sts per inch, smaller needle. Stockinette stitch.
needles. US 4 (3.5mm) 16” circular & US 8 (5mm) 16” circular.
finished size. 8” tall 21” in diameter (stockinette) 29” in diameter (brioche/garter) 20” in diameter (second buttons).
notions. 1 stitch marker, 8 buttons, & a darning needle