The pattern has two sizes given and two different weights. So you can knit a small cowl that will pull over your head and give a snug, tuck-into-your-coat cowl (like the London Cowling) if you knit the smallest size in the DK. The larger one gives a cowl that you can twist and wrap round twice for warmth / effect. The Chunky yarn will give cowls that are slightly bigger in circumference than the DK ones, measurements given below. We have knitted the cowl in our DK yarn – you will need 2 x 50g balls for the small size and 4 x 50g balls for the large. We have also knitted it in Town End Pure Natural Aran Alpaca and you will need 3 50g balls for the small size. The pattern is easily adapted for any yarn if you knit a tension square first.
Finished measurements: For the DK (and our Aran version) cowl: 58(116)cm / 23(45¾)” circumference, depth 31cm / 12¼”.
Tension: 21 sts and 25 rows to 10cm / 4” in stocking stitch in DK yarn 18 sts to 10 cm in stocking stitch in Town End Pure Natural Aran using 5mm needles. Needles: 3.25mm and 4mm circular needles, 40(80)cm / 16(32)” long depending on whether you’re making the smaller / larger size if using the DK yarn. A stitch marker for marking the beginning of the round (we only ever use a loop of yarn). A latch hook / darning needle for darning the ends in. If you knit the small version in Aran yarn, cast on 108 sts using 4.5mm needles. After the rib, change to 5mm needles and repeat the 8 round pattern 8 times in total.