Mill Cowl by Sonja Bargielowska

Mill Cowl

October 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
295 - 328 yards (270 - 300 m)
One Size
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The fabric of this cosy cowl uses Garter Stitch knitted on the bias, to add oodles of drape. One edge of the Mill Cowl is finished with a cable, for a knitterly touch.

Width: 28 cm / 11 inches
Depth: 53.5 cm / 21 inches

This cowl can easily be knitted slightly larger, just use a thicker yarn and go up a few needle sizes – please bear in mind that doing so will alter your yarn requirements.

John Arbon Textiles Devonia, 4-ply (50% Exmoor Blueface, 30% Bluefaced Leicester, 20% Wensleydale; 388 metres per 100g)
Shown in: Sage Sprig; 1 skein


John Arbon Textiles Alpaca Supreme, Sport Weight (40% Alpaca, 40% organically farmed Falklands Merino, 20% A1 Mulberry Silk; 333 metres per 100g)
Shown in: Light Silver Fawn; 1 skein

Note: I have used two different bases for my samples, any 4-ply or Sport Weight yarn would work well.

18 sts x 40 rows = 10 cm / 4 inch square measured over Garter Stitch

Always use a needle size that results in the correct gauge after blocking

4 mm (US 6 / UK 8) knitting needles

1 stitch marker
Cable needle
Darning needle to sew in ends

increasing, decreasing and simple cables

The Mill Cowl is knitted flat in one piece and then seamed after blocking. The fabric is knitted on the bias to give it a beautiful squishy drape whilst being worn.