Checked Cowl

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  • This cowl looks complicated with the three colors but you are only working with one color per round so it’s actually a good beginner project. It’s a good stash buster, too. Find 3 skeins of yarn in the same color family and CO!

    Skills Needed

    General knitting skills.


    Cowl is approximately 27” in circumference as written but is easy to adjust. Just make sure to CO a multiple of 4. Sample is 12” tall.


    Yarn Options 

    • Three strands worked together
      • 1 skein Woolfolk Tynd used DOUBLED (100% Ovis 21 ultimate Merino, 223 yds/50g) sample color 05 (light tone)
      • 1 skein Sincere Sheep Equity used DOUBLED (100% Rambouillet, 255 yds/2 oz) sample color Winter’s Night (medium tone)
      • 1 skein Quince and co. Lark used SINGLE (100% american wool, 134 yds/50g) sample color kittywake (dark tone), or
    • Three strands worsted weight yarn worked together
      • 70 yds of a light color tone
      • 130 yds of a medium color tone
      • 130 yds of a dark color tone 


    • US 9 circ 24” or shorter
    • US 10 or 10.5 circ 24” or shorter

    Change needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.


    18–19 sts in 4” in St st; row gauge not important.


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