Wickershanks cowl

I've always loved the classic stitch pattern called Wickerworks, and for this cowl, I used that stitch pattern along with a very scaled-up version of it, and threw in a lovely narrow cable and some twisted ribs.

These patterns look great together! And the cowl can be made in two styles - one long and slouchy to pull over the head, and a second a bit narrower, and wide enough to wrap around twice for versatility.


Sizes: 11 (7.5)" deep by 25 (38)" around for single wrap (double) wrap styles. Shown in single wrap style.

Yarn: 2 skeins any Sunday Knits 3 ply (sport weight - 246 yds / 225 m per 50g skein) including Angelic (merino angora), Eden (merino), Nirvana (merino cashmere), Brigadoon (merino tweed), or Heaven (100% cashmere sport weight - 225 yd / 200 m per 50g skein): or .
Shown in Nirvana ash.

Substitute any sport weight yarn that works nicely to gauge: 350 yds.

Gauge: 24 sts and 32 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch, measured from the center of a large washed and dried swatch.

Needles & Notions: US size 5 (3.75 mm) circular needles, markers, tapestry needle.

Techniques used: Tubular cast-on (recommended), simple decreases, afterthought yarnovers, twist stitches, cables, Italian sewn bind-off (recommended), reading charts.

Pattern includes: Written instructions, stitch patterns in charted format only, glossary.

Knit Wickershanks

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