Business Class Cowl

 

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I wanted to design a cowl for Doug that could be worn with a business suit.  Doug does a lot of business travel; he needed a cowl which would be very lightweight but warm, which could be easily slipped into a briefcase or bag, and which would look both professional and classy.  This cowl meets all of these requirements and has a subtle texture which looks great on both sides.  Whether you travel business class or economy, you will look classy in this cowl!

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Business Class Cowl by Kelly Sloan

Size: 47 x 9 inches, lightly blocked

Yarn: WOOLFOLK TYND, 100% wool, fingering weight, 2 skeins (cowl used approximately 420 yards).   The cowl pictured used the shade 08 Darkest Bronze.

Needles: US 4 (3.5mm) or size to obtain gauge

Gauge:  24 x 40, in pattern, lightly blocked

 

Pattern stitch (knit in the round):

Rounds 1-3:  *k2, p1* repeat to end

Round 4: purl all stitches

 

Cowl:  Cast on 282 stitches and join in the round being careful not to twist stitches.  Place marker at beginning of round.  Begin pattern stitch.  Repeat these four rounds of pattern until desired length, ending with a Round 3.  Cast off in pattern.

 

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Though any fingering weight wool would work, I highly recommend the WOOLFOLK TYND.  It is incredibly soft, and is light and lofty.  It is beautiful to work with and has wonderful drape.

Note: Although gauge is not crucial, the dimensions of the cowl will vary if your gauge differs from that stated.

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22 thoughts on “Business Class Cowl

  1. Fabulous! Doug will be warm & toasty wherever his travels take him this winter! Btw, with regards to your previous posts, ‘we’ living north of the border are quite concerned how our economic conditions will be impacted by the new regime ….

  2. Hi Kelly. I have been reading all of your posts and saying to myself that I wanted to leave a comment about how much I enjoy seeing/ reading about your knitting and travels. Love the way the cowl came out. Printing off the directions now. Thanks! Hi to all.

  3. Pingback: Cowl-a-bunga! | Knitigating Circumstances

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