A chunky, snuggly cowl, perfect for a last minute winter gift.
A few years ago I pinned an image of a sweater from Oliver Theysken’s FW 2013 Theory collection because I was intrigued by its oddly geometric stitch pattern, but didn’t do anything about it until a few other designers started a discussion how it had been knit on Twitter. Challenge accepted. I stayed up far too late that night swatching, zoomed in on the highest resolution pictures I could find, tracing the paths of the yarn.
In the end I loved what I’d come up with, whether or not it actually matches the original inspiration perfectly or not and filed it away as ‘put this on a cowl someday’. It’s not a particularly complex pattern, but it doesn’t follow the familiar rules of alternating plain and patterned rows. Some of the yarn overs are worked by picking up a strand of yarn from the row below, as for a make one increase, and working into it without twisting. This produces a smaller hole than a yarn over for just a hint of openness without the holes overwhelming the solid areas.
14 sts and 20 rnds = 4" / 10cm in st st in the round
One size available.
Finished circumference at top edge: 26" / 65cm
Chunky / super bulky weight wool or wool blend yarn.
Shown in Hinterland Watershed (50% Canadian Rambouillet, 50% alpaca, 150 yds / 137m, 4oz / 112g) in Snow
260yds / 240m
Needles and notions
US 10 / 6mm 24" / 60cm circular
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