Incognito by Mercedes Tarasovich


December 2009
Aran (8 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
300 yards (274 m)
3 sizes: child (adult medium, adult large)
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Respect the ‘stache! Hide your face from the cold, and from the world, with these cozy cowls with built-in disguises.

Whether you’re feeling like an ornery Buckaroo, the distinguished Poirot, or the dastardly Snidely, wear your ersatz facial hair with flair!

The knit-in top hem, and grafted bottom hem of the Tangy version provide a smooth, stretchy fit, but do involve a bit more finishing work.

For an easier, beginner-friendly method, a Mellow version is provided.

Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Hand Dyes (50% alpaca/50% merino; 100yd/91m per 100g skein); 1 skein of each color (3 skeins in total) is required for all sizes.

Note: 2 skeins of the MC (plus 1 skein of CC1 and 1 skein of CC2) will provide enough yarn for 3 childrens’-sized cowls.

Circumference: 16(17, 18) inches, will stretch to fit up to 20(22, 24) inches
Length: 7 (8, 9) inches

  • a note on needle sizes: you do not need 3 different needles for this pattern. the pattern suggests using sizes 8/4.5 mm and 9/5 mm (16 inch circular) however, US 8 is 5 mm and US 9 is 5.5 mm. Use a needle size that gives you the gauge in the pattern.