Gearhart Cowl by Lori Wagner

Gearhart Cowl

Knitting
July 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
230 - 460 yards (210 - 421 m)
Small and Large
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I adored the stitch pattern for the Gearhart Hat so much that I had to design a matching cowl! The Gearhart Cowl is written for two sizes. The small size can be knit up in that single skein of worsted weight yarn in stash for a quick gift! The large size is long enough to wrap twice around the neck for a squishy, cozy cowl on those cold days. The best part is the stitch pattern looks just as good on the wrong side so no matter how the cowl is worn, the design looks great!

Finished Measurements
Small: 9.25” (23.5 cm) high and 25” (63.5 cm) around.
Large: 9.25” (23.5 cm) high and 50” (127 cm) around.

Materials
Approx. 230 (460) yds/ 210 (421) meters of worsted weight yarn
For the small size I used Valley Yarns Northampton (3.53 oz/100 g, 247 yds/226 m, 100% wool); 1 skein, color: Lake Heather.
For the large size I used Barrett Wool Co. Home Worsted Weight (3.53 oz/100 g, 230 yds/210 m, 100% American wool); 2 skeins, color: Pepin.
US size 8 (5.0 mm) 24” circular needle
Tape measure or ruler
Tapestry needle
Stitch marker to denote the beginning of the round
Stitch markers in a different color to mark pattern repeats (optional)

Gauge
18 sts and 26 rows = 4” (10 cm) in st st, blocked on largest needle size.