Offering a lush fringe and a cushy textured diamond pattern, Shiloh is a single- or double-loop cowl (knitter’s choice!) with a bit of Annie Oakley flair. Shiloh is knit from the outside in and works up quickly in bulky yarn.
Shown in the ‘Old Gold’ and ‘Moss’ colorways of Miss Babs’ K2.
Finished measurements (single loop version | double loop version): Outer circumference: 173 cm | 86.5 cm Inner circumference: 109 cm | 54.5 cm Height (not including fringe): 23 cm
Gauge: 13 stitches and 20 rounds to 10 cm in stockinette stitch
Note: Though conversions to the metric system have been made on this page for your convenience, the pattern itself uses American measurements.
- Knitting pattern for textured, fringed cowl in single- and double-loop styles
- Stitch charts and notes on wearing included
- Suitable for advanced beginners
Materials you need at home:
- Approximately 183 m of bulky-weight yarn for the single-loop version and 320 m for the double-loop. Sample was knit in Miss Babs K2 (100% merino)
- 6.5 mm/US 10 needles, or size needed to obtain gauge. You will need at least a 60-cm circular for the single-loop and an 80-cm circular for the double-loop version
- Stitch markers
- Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
If ‘knitting designer’ had been one of the job choices for those aptitude tests they give you in high school, I wouldn’t have spent so many years trying to decide what I wanted to be when I grew up. My best subject in high school was math; my best classes in college were logic, drawing, and a commercial art class. After careers in computer programming/analysis and child-rearing, knit design snuck up on me, but I think it’s the perfect use of my odd skill set! I love every step of the process, from figuring out how to actually make what I’ve envisioned to putting the finishing touches on a pattern, not to mention all the knitting that comes in between!
I also love reading and hiking and spending time on Brier Island in Nova Scotia every summer.