Oct
12

Owl Cowl for Fall!

Ask Me Monday: Knit Owl Cowl

Owl Cowl for Fall!

This week on Ask Me Monday, I show how a clever cable lends itself to creating a spot-on seasonal accessory for fall. The Owl Cowl is knit in-the-round and from the bottom-up, using luscious, chunky Mad|Tosh HOME yarn in two of my own colors: Peace Fingers and Snaps.

The cabled owl is a traditional pattern, made kitschy-cool in autumnal, Halloween colors. Who dat, Owl Cowl?

 

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Owl Cowl

Knit Owl Cowl by Vickie Howell 


MATERIALS

Vickie Howell for Mad|Tosh HOME  (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 110 yds/100 m), in colors: 1 hank (A) Peace Fingers, and (B) Snaps

US 13, 16″ Knitter’s Pride Ginger Circular Needle

(Optional) Cable Needle

 

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

22″/56 cm circumference x 11″/28 cm tall

 

GAUGE

11 sts = 4″/10 cm in Reverse Stockinette Stitch

 

SPECIAL STITCHES

K1tbl: Knit 1 stitch, through the back loop

Insert needle through the back loop of the stitch and knit.

C4B: Cable 4 Back

Slip 2 stitches onto a cable needle, and hold in BACK of work; knit 2, knit 2 stitches off of the cable needle.]

C4F: Cable 4 Front

Slip 2 stitches onto a cable needle, and hold in FRONT of work; knit 2, knit 2 stitches off of the cable needle.

 

DIRECTIONS

With A, CO 60 sts. Join, taking care not to twist.

Cuff:

Rnd 1:  With A, *K1tbl, p3; rep from * around.

Join B.

Rnd 2: With B, *K1tbl, p3; rep from * around.

Rnds 3-4: Rep Rnds 1-2.

 

Body:

Rnd 1: With A, purl.

Rnd 2: With B, purl.

Rnds 3-4: With A, purl.

Rnds 5-6: With B, purl.

Rnd 7: With A, purl.

Cut A.

Rnd 8: With B,*C4B, C4F, p4;  rep from * around.

Rnds 9-11: *K8, p4; rep from * around.

Rnd 12: Rep Rnd 8.

Rnds 13-16: *K8, p4; rep from * around.

Rnd 17:. *K2, p4, k2, p4; rep from * around.

Rnd 18: *K8, p4; rep from * around.

Rnds 19-24: Rep Rnds 17-18.

Rnd 25: *C4B, C4F, p4;  rep from * around.

Rnds 26-28: *K8, p4; rep from * around.

Rnd 29: *C4B, C4F, p4;  rep from * around.

Rnd 30:  *K8, p4; rep from * around.

Rejoin. A.

Rnd 31: With A, purl.

Rnd 32: With B, purl

Rnds 33-34:  Rep Rnds 31-32.

Cuff:

Rnd 1:  With B, *K1tbl, p3; rep from * around.

Rnd 2: With A, *K1tbl, p3; rep from * around.

Rnds 3-4: Rep Rnds 1-2.

BO in pattern stitch.

FINISHING

Weave in ends. Block, if necessary.

Owl Cowl by Vickie Howell

 

RESOURCE: Japanese Stitches Unraveled, by Wendy Bernard

 

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Vickie Howell for Mad|Tosh High-Five Collection

 

One Response to “Owl Cowl for Fall!”

  1. Susie Bingham

    Vickie I love love this cowl. I’m trying to finish my hat so I can start this!!! I need to enjoy my hat and slow down. There is a lesson in there some where. LOL (knit faster…..) thanks Susie

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