BEYOND THE PATTERN: Before the Covid-19 pandemic, excitement was
beginning to build for the upcoming March Madness Tournament. The NCAA
was ready to publish the brackets for 2020 and then….. everything came to
a halt. However, I decided that our KAL would go on. Even if the cowl could
not be worn to the games, it was still a nice garment to keep us snuggly
warm. The two patterns were designed, one to appeal to ladies (lace
design) and one for the guys (slipped stitches and garter stripes).
This is the perfect pattern for your college student, faculty member or
athlete as it can be knit in the “exact” school colors.
The Open Checkerboard Cowl was designed for the guys and includes garter,
eyelet and chain sections (created with slipped stitches). It is knit in two
colors and worked flat as an asymmetrical triangle. The number of stitches
decreases on each RS row as your cowl grows, making it a quick project. It
is later joined with stitches, buttons or just tied to allow the drape to be fully
adjustable. Instructions for finishing are included in the pattern.
Enjoy making it and have even more fun wearing it.
What is included:
Knitpal 100% Superwash Merino, 4 ply DK Weight Yarn (115g/250y)
1 skein Main Color (MC)
1 skein Contrasting Color (CC)
In Stockinette stitch, 20 sts = 4” (unblocked)
Gauge is NOT critical in this pattern
US 5 (3.5 mm) needles (either 32” circular or straight)
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Right Edge of the Cowl is 36 inches/91.4 cms
Cast on Edge of the Cowl is 23 inches/58.4 cms
Caring for your knit items: