Whole Paycheck Cowl by HandWorks Knitwear Designs

Whole Paycheck Cowl

January 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
200 - 210 yards (183 - 192 m)
One Size
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My husband and I occasionally meet for lunch at the large chain grocery store near his work—sometimes referred to by friends and colleagues as Whole Paycheck. After eating lunch, while shopping for groceries, I’m intrigued by all the non-grocery offerings: flowers, candles, toiletries, cosmetics, clothing, accessories, etc. Recently, I noticed a cowl while shopping, a simple design, machine knit with acrylic yarn. I opted for the groceries, but immediately went home to recreate the cowl. I’m not fond of acrylic yarn and I don’t own a knitting machine, so here is my version of that cowl made from 100% superwash wool. You can now have a simple, stylish wool cowl, that won’t burn through your whole paycheck.

Height: 9 inches/23 cm after blocking
Circumference: 24 inches/61cm after blocking

Version A: Hand paint or Solid
Bumblebirch Forage (100% Superwash Merino Wool); 220 yds/201 m per 100 gr/43.5 oz skein) Color: Puddle 1 skein.
Version B: Stripe
MC: Malabrigo Rios (100% Superwash Merino; 210 yds/192 m per 100 gr/3.5 oz skein.) #RIO855 Aguas, 1 skein.
CC: Malabrigo Merino Worsted (Kettle Dyed Pure Merino Wool; 210 yds/192 m) 100 gr/3.5 oz skein) #MM009 Polar Morn, 1 skein. (Stripe sample uses approximately 50 yds of CC)

Stitch marker. Yarn needle (darning needle).

Skills Required
Can Knit & purl, Cast-on & bind-off, comfortable working in the round on circular needles, or willingness to learn. Familiar with German Twisted cast-on and Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy bind-off, or willing to learn.

Pattern 4 color pages

Every effort has been made to create this knitting pattern. Prior to publication, I have the pattern reviewed by a paid professional technical editor. I then hire test knitters to knit the pattern to ensure you receive user-friendly, clearly written instructions for your knitting success. If you have any questions, please contact me at lisa@handworksnw.com