Autumn Cozy Cowl by Tif Neilan

Autumn Cozy Cowl

Knitting
October 2021
both are used in this pattern
DK (11 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Modified Garter Stitch worked on us US 9 / 5.5 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
680 - 725 yards (622 - 663 m)
One Size - Easy to Modify, Approximately 23” / 57.5 cm neck circumference, at narrowest measurement x 32” / 80 cm finished length
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Autumn Cozy cowl is a generously sized bandana-style cowl designed to celebrate all things Autumn! Inspired by the color change of the trees here in New England, Autumn Cozy embraces the cozy vibes & comfort we seek this time of year. This cowl is purposely oversized to provide the cozy squish of a snuggly shawl wrapped around you, without needing to worry about securing or adjusting it as you move throughout your day.

Size
Approximately 23” / 57.5 cm neck circumference, at narrowest measurement x 32” / 80 cm finished length.
Note! Length is easily customizable if you prefer a shorter finished length

Materials
DK weight yarn in two contrasting colorways
(C1) Suggested Yarn: Fully Spun “Original DK” 100 % SW Merino - Marled yarn
235 yards / 215 meters per 100 grams
(C2) Suggested Yarn: Knit Picks Baby Alpaca DK weight (in a solid / tonal) 100 % Baby Alpaca, 246 yards / 225 meters per 100 grams

Yarn Requirements
C1 (handspun / marled / speckled or variegated): 455 yards / 416 meters
C2 (solid / tonal): 225 yards / 206 meters

Sample reflects: Fully Spun Original DK Marled Yarn in “Kente” with Knit Picks Bare Alpaca DK in “Natural”

Needles & Notions

  • US 9 / 5.5 mm, 24” & 40” / 61 cm & 102 cm or longer circular needles, or size needed for gauge
  • Removeable marker to denote RS of work
  • BOR marker
  • Darning needle to weave in ends
  • Blocking mat and pins

Gauge Information
16 sts / 32 rows per 4” worked flat in Modified Garter Stitch on US 9 / 5.5 mm needles after blocking

Pattern Construction
Autumn Cozy is a bottom-up construction “bandana” style cowl, featuring two-color modified garter stitch stripes complimented by sections of modified Fisherman’s rib. This cowl begins as a triangle shawl that is initially worked flat, then joined in the round and finished as a cowl. This design begins with just a handful of stitches and increases along both edges until desired width. Bind off occurs at the top edge. What looks like brioche in this cowl is actually a “fisherman’s rib”.
There is no “brioche” knitting in this design.

This is an advanced beginner or intermediate level pattern.

Special Techniques
Fisherman’s Rib (knit / purl into stitch below)
I-Cord Bind Off