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Kiran Cowl

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Kiran Cowl is made with a twisted stitch pattern that creates a lovely textured fabric. Kiran is worked in the round for the majority of the project, with a short section worked flat at the beginning to create a stylish slit.

The tapering of the cowl is achieved in laid-back ways: by switching from flat to circular knitting and then going down a needle size.Many knitters find that they knit tighter when switching from knitting back and forth to knitting in the round. Rather than being put off by this, the design incorporates it as a feature.

Check out my CUTILITARIAN KNITS (cute+utilitarian) collection! Kiran is one of four patterns from the collection of versatile pieces that can be easily thrown over any outfit. The patterns primarily utilize knit-purl stitches and feature comforting elements such as stripes, checks, ribbing, and clean lines.

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Finished Bottom Circumference:

25″ / 64 cm.

Finished Top Circumference:

22″ / 56 cm.

Finished Height: 8″ / 20 cm.


238 yards / 218m of Sport weight yarn.


Malabrigo Arroyo, DK/Sport, 100% Superwash Merino, 

335 yards / 306m per 100g / 3.5 oz in Reflecting Pool colorway.


Circular needles with length min 24″ / 60 cm in the following sizes:

4.5mm / US 7 for the bottom and 

4mm / US 6 for the top portion of the cowl.


26 sts X 26 rows = 4″/ 10 cm, measured over twisted motif, blocked, using 4.5mm needles. 

28 sts X 32 rounds = 4″/ 10 cm, in 1X1 twisted ribbing, blocked, using 4.5mm needles.

30 sts X 30 rounds = 4″/ 10 cm, in 1X1 twisted ribbing, blocked, using 4mm needles.

Note: Matching pattern gauge accurately is not critical to this project. But the pattern provides a good opportunity to observe one’s gauge variations while knitting flat, in the round and changing needle sizes.  


1 unique BOR marker, tapestry needle.

Optional : 11 stitch markers to demarcate stitch repeats.


German twisted CO, twisted ribbing, 3-st Left & Right Twist cables.

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