Generous length, rhythmic stripes and soothing garter stitch add up to a cowl that’s relaxing to knit and cozy to wear - the ultimate comfort knit. Choose high contrast colours for impact, or toning shades for an even more soothing effect.
The cowl is worked flat (avoiding purling and the end-of-round colour jog), then seamed; using the edge-to-edge seam (instructions included) ensures an invisible join. Matching cast-on and bind-off techniques provide a perfect finish.
Substitution Notes The specified yarn is a bulky weight that works up at 3 to 3.75 sts/inch (2.5 cm) on 6 to 8 mm (US 10-11) needles. Look for a light and lofty wool, wool blend, alpaca, or acrylic that feels nice against the skin.
Finished Measurements 56" (142 cm) circumference x 12" (30.5 cm) deep
Techniques Crochet cast on, garter stitch, seaming.
- Illustrated knitting pattern
- Metric and imperial measurements
- Written instructions
Materials you need at home:
- Bulky weight yarn in four colours; shown here in Knit Picks Biggo (50% Superwash Merino Wool, 50% Nylon; 110 yd / 100 m per 100g))
- 220 yd (200 m) MC
- 220 yd (200 m) C1
- 110 yd (100 m) C2
- 110 yd (100 m) C3
A Holli Yeoh pattern is sure to offer something to learn, as well as a casually elegant aesthetic. Interesting techniques and clear instructions—developed from years of teaching and pattern writing experience—ensure a rewarding knit with beautiful results. Her work has appeared in industry leading publications including Vogue Knitting, Interweave Press, and Amirisu, as well as in her website (holli yeoh.com) and in her book Tempest, published in collaboration with SweetGeorgia Yarns.