This cowl idea stemmed from me wanting to make something squishy for around my neck using three strands of yarn together, but also not wanting to leave much (if anything) left over. I pored over stitch textures and options for ages as I knew I wanted something fairly simple which would allow the marled colours to shine, but also which wouldn’t be too boring to knit. There are already loads of (lovely) patterns in traditional fisherman’s rib so this is a different take on that. The full-sized cowl is designed to loop three times snug around the neck if you’ve got really cold weather, but it’s also really nice to wear in two loose loops. The pattern is very easily adjustable to make a two-loop or one-loop version - you would just need to make it either two thirds of the given length, or one third of the given length.
Eden Cottage Yarns, Coniston Fingering (56% superwash extrafine merino / 44% superkid mohair; 360m / 394yds per 100g skein)
Colourways shown: Red Grape, Red Goosefoot and Bark
Quantity: 1 x 100g skein each of three colours
Alternative yarn suggestions are shown in the pattern.
Needles and Accessories
One set of 5.5mm / US 9 needles (or the size needed to obtain the correct gauge).
One size - easily adjustable
Finished circumference: 184cm / 72.5in
Finished depth: 24cm / 9.5in
Pattern gauge: 15 sts and 19 rows to 10cm / 4in on 5.5mm (US 9) needles after blocking
Stocking stitch gauge: 14 sts and 19 rows to 10cm / 4in on 5.5mm (US 9) needles after blocking