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Mt. Shuksan Cowl

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This pattern is part of the

 Adventure Cables: Brave New Stitch Crossings and 19 Knitting Patterns book

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Cushy garter stitch mosaic patterning is combined with offset cables for a cozy cowl with cable patterning that is almost an optical illusion. A narrow hem of ribbing is worked on either end for added texture and a visual border.

I do love a good cowl, they are so easy to tuck in under a coat and never come undone like a scarf does. The straightforward shaping of a simple tube was the perfect canvas for this interesting mosaic crossings pattern that is so much easier than it looks. We have done a fair number of drives through the Rocky Mountains, and I am always keen to see the patterns created by the trees and the snow in the upper reaches of those massive monoliths. The stitch pattern on this cowl is a nod to those isolated forests, covered with snow for so many months of the year and mostly visited by prying eyes of passengers riding far below them.

Adventure Level
Yarn weight # 2

Finished Size
23 ¼ (30)“/59 (76) cm circumference, 9 ¼”/23.5 cm tall, after blocking.
Cowl shown measures 23 ¼“ / 58 cm.

Sweet Gerogia, Superwash DK (100% superwash merino; 256 yd 234 m/4 oz 115 g): hemlock (MC), 1 skein; snowfall (CC1), 1 skein.

Needles Size 5 (3.75 mm): 16” circular (cir). Size 6 (4.0 mm): 16” circular. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Marker (m); cable needle (cn) optional; tapestry needle.

24 sts and 46 rnds = 4”/10 cm in Adventure Cables pattern on larger needle after blocking.

Pattern Notes
This cowl is worked in the round from the bottom up, only one color is used at a time. Slip all stitches purlwise with yarn in back.