Housetops Cowl by Krista Ann

Housetops Cowl

October 2023
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 52 rows = 4 inches
in mosaic patt on larger needles.
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
546 yards (499 m)
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Difficulty Easy

Yarn Weight 3

Finished Size 28” circumference, 21” long at point.

Yarn Ancient Arts Yarns Herlig DK (50% Viking Norway wool, 50% Merino wool; 273 yd 250 m/3 1/2 oz 100 g): Black Cherry (MC) and Dusty Rose (CC), 1 skein each.

Needles Sizes 4 (3.5 mm) and 6 (4 mm): 16” circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m); tapestry needle.

Gauge 24 sts and 52 rows = 4” in mosaic patt on larger needles.

• For techniques you don’t know, please visit our online knitting glossary at

• This cowl is worked from the point up. The lower section is worked back and forth in rows, then the work is joined and the cowl is worked in the round to the top edge.

• Beginning with Row 7 of Chart A, the MC border at the left-hand side of the piece is worked using the intarsia technique until the piece is joined in the round. Wind off a separate small ball of MC or use the other end of a center pull ball for this border.

• This cowl used nearly every yard of both skeins of yarn. You may want to purchase an extra skein of each color as insurance.