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Contemporary Cowl

Contemporary Cowl

A comforter. A cosy cowl with a modern twist. A bit of affordable luxury.

Not being able to speak due to a throat infection, which is a terrible condition for a teacher, I felt an urge for something soft and cosy around my neck to comfort me. The cowl is a treat against the winter chill. Since it is reversible, you can fold the cowl and still have the right side out.

The design is suitable for the novice knitter. It is knit bottom-up in the round. Shaping is done by double decreases. The cowl is an easy, straightforward and rewarding knit.

Sketch with measurements

Techniques used

  • Knitting in the round
  • Ribbing: knit, purl
  • Double decreases (k3tog, sssk)



Finished measurements

Upper circumference: approx. 29 inches / 74 cm
Lower circumference: approx. 35 inches / 89 cm
Length: 17.5 inches / 44.5 cm

Yarn requirements

2 skeins BC Garn Angora Fino (70% angora, 10% wool, 20% polyamide; 273 yds/250 m per 50g) in colour #19.

If substituting yarn, look for an angora yarn with gauge 20 sts/30 rows = 4" (10 cm) in stocking stitch on US #6 / 4mm needles. Or use a soft spun yarn, e.g. merino or merino/silk blend, or a mohair yarn, that meets gauge 20 sts/26 rows in 1x1 rib.


24-inch US #7 / 60 cm 4.5 mm circular needle

Stitch marker

Tapestry needle


20 sts/26 rows = 4" / 10 cm in 1x1 rib

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