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Worked in the round from the top down, the bias cable pattern creates the perfect shaping to frame the face. The upper cowl has 2x2 ribbing for face hugging texture, and the cowl is bound off using a knit-on border of cabling to create a scalloped edge.
18” top circumference and 32” bottom circumference unstretched; 12” tall
Imperial Yarn, Erin Worsted [100% wool content; 4 oz/100g; 225yd/205m balls]; color: Sweet Plum, 1 skein
1 set US #8/5mm 16” circular needle
Tapestry needle, stitch markers.
21 sts/20 rows = 4” over charted cable and lace pattern after blocking; gauge is not crucial but may affect yardage
This cowl is worked from the top down in a biased cable and lace pattern; a stretchy cast on is essential for a good fit. The front and back of the cowl are both worked with a Right Bias chart and a Left Bias chart, separated by a single knit stitch. This means each chart is worked twice in a round: [Right Chart, single knit stitch, Left Chart] twice. The bottom is bound off using a knitted on cable pattern border; rows are worked back and forth for the border.
This pattern has both Charts and Written information for the patterning sections.