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Out to Lunch Cowl

Out to Lunch Cowl was a suggestion from my mom, who said the colors reminded her of the *Mr. Lunch* book series by J. Otto Seibold & Vivian Walsh. I was obsessed with the series as a kid (I even had Mr. Lunch stationary, which is apparently now so “antique” it’s selling for $850+ online - yikes!) Her very accurate comment brought back such a flood of happy memories that I knew Mr. Lunch had to be the namesake of this piece.

This cowl looks like a bandana when worn, but is so much easier to put on and wear all day long. Go bold with color or keep it soft and neutral - you can use as many or as few as you like!

< < < YARN > > >

This cowl is designed for a heavy DK/light Worsted weight yarn in five colors. Although if you want to do more or less colors for your own version, you can reference the total yardage.

Shown in:
Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok (100% wool; 123 yds/112 m per 50 g) pricing - under $10/skein
Color A - Rusted Roof
Color B - Thermal Spring
Color C - Dark Chocolate
Color D - Golden Meadow
Color E - Quartz Crystal

Yarn requirements by yardage/meterage:
Color A - 50 yds/46 m
Color B - 50 yds/46 m
Color C - 60 yds/55 m
Color D - 60 yds/55 m
Color E - 70 yds/64 m

Total yardage required: 290 yds/266 m

Other yarn suggestions (based on typical prices):
$ - under $10/skein
Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Worsted
Sandnes Garn Peer Gynt

$$ - $10-15/skein
Cascade 220
Brooklyn Tweed Arbor
Retrosaria Brusca

$$$ - over $15/skein
Kelbourne Woolens Germantown
YOTH Father
Kelbourne Woolens Scout


Gauge (stockinette, blocked):
US 8 - 20 sts and 28 rows = 4”/10 cm

Recommended needles:

US 8 (5mm) 24”/60 cm
Notions: ring stitch markers, scissors, measuring tape & tapestry needle (for ends)


One Size: width 9.5”/24 cm, height 15.5”/39.5 cm

< < < SHARE YOUR WORK > > >

Check out versions of this project made by fellow knitters and share pictures of your own progress on Instagram using #OutToLunchCowl & tag me @editionknitwear too!


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