Hespera Cowl by Stephanie Shiman

Hespera Cowl

June 2022
Sport (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
450 - 515 yards (411 - 471 m)
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This pattern is available for free.

Hoods are having a moment! This one combines a hood with a cowl to make a versatile garment to keep out the chill. It is knit simply but made magical with shifting color transitions and a sprinkling of lace. Layer it over a sweater or under a coat; hood up, or hood down.

It begins in the round from the bottom-up; the hood section is worked flat and easily made longer or shorter to fit as you’d like. This one-cake accessory works up quickly and once you’ve knit the lace, it’s great mindless knitting.

The sample is knit with a sport weight, color-morphing cake. You may opt to use your favorite part of the morph first (so as to be sure that color is the majority), or choose which color you prefer closest to your face and work from the opposite.

--#6/4mm circular needle, 16-24 inch/40-60cm (or size required to get gauge)
-- 1 additional US #6/4mm needle of any type for three-needle bind-off
--One cake of Mad Hatter Blossoms, shown in Verbascum
--Bottom opening: 34 inches/86cm
Length, from cast-on to top of hood: 21 inches/53cm
(there is plenty of leftover yarn to knit the hood longer if desired)