You know we like pun. We made a cowl. We thought of calling it Simon Cowl, but then neither of us are fans of his and anyway someone had already thought of that. So we wracked our brains, and somewhere, the gods of bad puns were watching to us and arranged for ‘London Calling!’ by The Clash to be played on the radio. There we were. London Cowling!
Enough wittering. The details. London Cowling is a simple, unisex cowl – and we can say that because men have asked for the sample. It is, apparently, ‘perfect’ for cycling in. It’s knitted on biggish needles for this weight of yarn, but that makes it super-squooshy and warm. We use a provisional cast-on (whichever one you like, we’re not fussy) and then finish off with a 3-needle cast-off so you should really only have 2 ends to sew in and you’re done. Simple, but extremely effective.
Tension: 21sts and 32 rows to 10cm over garter slip stitch pattern on 6mm nds after steaming / wet blocking, but as this is a cowl it’s probably more important that you have a fabric you like rather than struggle to match one that we specify. Be aware though that if your tension is very different then your yarn requirements will differ, too.
Finished size: approximately 29cm (11½”) deep and 64cm (25¼”) circumference after steaming / wet blocking.
Yarn: Town End Pure Alpaca DK yarn – you will need 2 50g balls.
6mm needles, or the size required to give you the correct tension. Your preferred needle / latch hook for darning ends in