Westwood Cowl by Janine Myska

Westwood Cowl

December 2022
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches
in basketweave pattern
5.0 mm (H)
250 yards (229 m)
One size with instructions on how to adjust for any circumference, height, or yarn weight
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The Westwood Cowl is a worsted weight cowl comprised of the basketweave stitch that can be tucked into your coat to protect against the cold winter winds. This pattern is worked in joined, turned rounds, eliminating any need for seaming! Instructions are also included on how to adjust your cowl size and even how to use other yarn weights.

This is a sister pattern to the Westwood Headband.

Yarn: Worsted—Lion Brand Pound of Love in Antique White

  • Note that 4 of these cowls can be made out of 1 skein of Pound of Love
  • 100% acrylic
  • 1020 yds (932 m) per 16 oz (454 g) skein
  • Find this yarn on lionbrand.com or visit yarnsub.com to find comparable substitutes

Yardage Required: 1 skein of Pound of Love, or 250 yds (229 m)

Substitute Lion Brand Pound of Love with any similar category 4 (worsted) medium weight yarn that matches gauge. You can also easily substitute any other yarn weight with a corresponding hook and work to your desired dimensions. (See note on “Adjusting the Size”.)

Hook: Size U.S. H/8 (5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge

Notions: Tapestry needle

Finished cowl should measure approximately 22.75” (58 cm) in circumference and 8” (20 cm) in height.

Written in U.S. Crochet terms
BPdc: back post double crochet
ch: chain
FDC: foundation double crochet
FPdc: front post double crochet
rep: repeat
rnd: round
sl st: slip stitch
st(s): stitch(es)

Skill Level:
Advanced Beginner

Stitch Counts: Stitch counts are listed after each rnd. If no stitch count is given, there has been no change since the previous rnd.

Reversible: There is no right side or wrong side; both sides are identical. Whichever side you choose to wear as the “right side” is your preference.

Turning Chain: The turning chain does not count as a stitch.

Adjusting the Size: Begin with a foundation chain in any multiple of 8 until reaching your desired circumference, then follow pattern as written. To adjust the height, continue working the repeats until reaching your desired cowl height, finishing on a Rnd 6 or Rnd 9 repeat.

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