This cowl was inspired by natural chevron rock formations at Millook Haven in Cornwall. It’s knitted in the round, creating a double layer of fabric which holds its shape and is super cozy. It’s a good colorwork project for a beginner, and would make a quick and easy gift knit. You could use any two yarns for the main and contrast colors to get different effects, perhaps choosing monochrome black and white or using bright colors for an eyecatching knit. I used Rico Creative Galaxy yarn as my contrast, a gorgeous ombre yarn with sequins through it.
The cowl will fit an average teen/adult, and is stretchy.
Height – 6”/15cm
Circumference – 24”/62cm
Drops Karisma (100% wool; 109 yards [100 meters]/50 grams): 05 Black (MC), 2 balls
Rico Creative Galaxy DK (74% acrylic, 22% wool, 4% sequins; 262 yards [240 meters]/100 grams): 003 Stardust (CC) 1 ball
If using alternative yarns, you will need approximately 164 yards (150 meters) of DK weight yarn in both MC and CC.
Size US 6 (4 mm): 16” circular
Yarn needle for weaving in ends and seaming
27 sts and 27 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st and pattern.
Please see our standard abbreviations.
This cowl is knitted in the round, and the cast on and bind off edges are then seamed together.
Using MC, CO 80 sts and join to work in the rnd, pm at start of rnd.
Rnd 1 (RS): K to end.
Working in st st throughout, join in CC and work from chart, repeating chart across rnd.
Cont in this way until cowl measures 24.5” or 62cm, ending with a completed repeat of chart.
Break off CC.
Next rnd: K to end.
Weave in ends.
Turn cowl inside out and join cast on and bind off edges with a back stitch seam, matching pattern, until there is around 1” or 2.5cm left to seam.
Turn cowl right side out and complete seam.
About the Designer: Torya Winters
Torya is an actor turned student midwife who knits furiously through all coffee breaks! She has previously designed for Knit Picks IDP, and sells her patterns through Ravelry and Love Knitting, as well as being published in UK magazine Knit Now. In her spare time, she tests and sample knits for other designers.