Morowa Cowl by Sylvia Watts-Cherry

Morowa Cowl

December 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch/stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1516 - 1640 yards (1386 - 1500 m)
one size
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This colourful cosy cowl, inspired by patterns from Kente fabrics, is worked in the round using the stranded colourwork technique. This pattern is designed as a cowl, starting with a crochet provisional cast on and worked in the round. The finished cowl is large enough to wrap around your head twice to keep your neck nice and warm.

The patter was originally designed using the Brambles & Me 2020 advent calendar which included a 100g fingering weight skein plus 10g mini skeins of fingering weight yarn as an advent project. But it is designed to be a fun colourful project so you can use up the mini skeins you have been collecting or leftover yarns of fingering weight yarn and the different charts and customise to create your own unique cowl. Chart A uses most yarn, so if you add more of this chart in your cowl, you may need more of the main yarn. Also, you may prefer a shorter cowl; just reduce the number of charts you knit.

Brambles and Me Peruvian Highland wool (100% wool; 420m /459 yds per 100g)
Main Colour: 100g skein
Contrast colours: 23 x 10g mini skeins
Similar total amount of fingering weight yarn in your own choice of yarn

Needles and Notions
Two 4mm; 40 cm (16 in) circular needle (or size to obtain gauge)
Stitch marker
Two locking stitch markers
Crochet hook (size not important)
Tapestry needle
Scrap yarn

28 sts and 30 rounds to 10cm / 4in over stranded stocking stitch using gauge size needles

137.5 cm (54”) length and 17 cm (6.75”) wide before grafting and blocking.