Cold Spring Cowl
The name of this pattern comes from Cold Spring, a small river town in Upstate New York. The Cold Spring Cowl combats the brisk cold while staying easy to tuck into a jacket or coat (no Lenny Kravitz mega scarf situation here). The relatively blank canvas makes it ideal for experimenting with a pop of color in your wardrobe, or for finally using up that special skein in your stash that you love but can’t quite figure out.
YARN: Approx. 225 yards of DK yarn (shown in Republic of Wool Merino DK in “Dust Bunny” and Machete Shoppe Dirty DK in “Lady Grey”) or approx. 450-475 yards of fingering yarn held double
TOOLS/NOTIONS: US 5 & 7 16” or 24” circular needles; 1 stitch marker
MEASUREMENTS: Taken flat, after steam blocking - 10.5” (top) & 14” (bottom); 11” (height)
20 stitches x 30 rows = 4” (in stockinette after blocking)
20 stitches x 28 rows = 4” (in 2x2 rib after blocking)
Once you reach Row 56 (notch bind off) work in 2x2 rib back and forth across until the end of the pattern - with the way the purls and knits are written, it may be confusing and mistakenly knit as 2x2 seed stitch.