A knitter friend and I often jokingly debate the merits of the most perfect cowl. She likes them snug and choking fitted…and I like them loose and squishy. This cowl however, is one we both agree on. It’s big and squishy, soft and warm, and can be pulled up like a hood. The knitting is simple and satisfyingly quick, the color fade keeps it interesting, and its snuggly cozy to wear.
Starting at the bottom ribbing, you work with two strands of fingering weight yarn held together. By dropping one color and picking up another, the colors blur and blend. The top edge is a folded hem with i-cord drawstring for cinching out the cold. Tassels or pom-poms add the finishing touch.
Wonderland Yarns “Queen of Hearts” MCN fingering: 420 yds/ 4 oz skein OR Wonderland Yarns “Mary Ann” sock/fingering: 475 yds/4 oz skein
Shown in Squishtastical Cowl Kit #1 Dreadfully Delightful and Limited Edition LYS Day 2020 colorways, 'Plum Cake', 'Bubblegum Blast' and '32 Flavors.'
Needles & Notions:
US #10.5/6.5mm circular needle, 16-20 inches/40-50cm length and a pair of US #5/3.75mm DPNs or short circular needle for working i-cord
14 sts/22 rounds = 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette stitch with yarn held doubled
Height: 22 inches/ 56cm
Circumference: 28 inches/ 71cm