Spirit Of The Woods Cowl

Cowls have now become a standard fashion item and having one for every season is equally important.  For spring, its all about a pop of colour to brighten up an outfit combined with a side order of warmth to ward off the damp chill.  In summer, the look lightens up with a lacy linen or cotton version worn strictly as a decorative element.  When fall rolls around, a cosy cowl becomes indispensable as an extra layer, easy on, easy off as the weather fluctuates and finally, there is the heavy artillery cowl, ready for winter action in a super bulky wool designed to stand up to the fiercest of elements.



This season, Sylvan comes out of the shadows, playfully light in nature and incredibly soft.  A new wool blend from Sirdar, this yarn is spun with a thick and thin twist in a choice of eight tri-shaded woodsy hues.


The unique texture of Sylvan combined with a simple pattern stitch forms an interesting pebbly-effect while the fun colour interaction creates a versatile topsy-turvy cowl design.  By flipping the cowl from top to bottom, the colour changes instantly.



Finished Size: 86 cm/34 ins x 33 cm/13 ins

Yarn: 1 ball each of Sirdar Sylvan in 3 shades (as shown above)- A = #202, B = #204, C = #205

Needles: 7.00 mm/US 10.75 – 60 cm/24 ins

Tension: 11 sts and 20 rows = 10 cm/4 ins over Moss St.

Moss Stitch:

Rounds 1: [K1, p1] rep.

Round 2: [P1, k1] rep.

Rep these 2 rounds for pattern.

Cast on 92 sts in A. Join in round being careful not to twists st over needle.  Place a marker on first st.

Work in Moss St throughout following Stripe Sequence

10 rounds in A.

2 rounds in B.

2 rounds in A.

Rep last 4 rounds 3 more times. Cut A.

10 rounds in B.

2 rounds in C.

2 rounds in B.

Rep last 4 rounds 3 more times. Cut B.

10 rounds in C.

Cast off loosely with C.

Design by: Michele Meadows

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