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Herringbone Cowl $5.00

Someone remarked that the Herringbone Parallelogram Scarf would make a lovely cowl. Once I figured out how to square the ends off for the Herrinbone Rectangular Scarf, it wasn’t too hard to chart the cowl. When my Mom saw the sample, she asked for one for Christmas - I think we are onto something here!

Like the Herringbone Scarfs, this pattern is written for fingering (sport, dk, worsted) weights yarn as if they were sizes. Here are some popular yarns and the amounts you will need:

  • 1 skein of Softee Baby Solids and Maris Bernat, dk weight
  • 2 skeins of Swish, dk weight
  • 1 skein of Koigu Painters Palette Premium Merino, fingering weight
  • 1 skein of Palette Knit Picks, fingering weight
  • 1 skein of Knit picks Stroll Solids, Heathers and Twists, fingering weight
  • 1 skein of Noro Kureyon Sock , fingering weight
  • 1 skein of Smoothy by Dream in Color, fingering weight
  • 1 skein of Trekking XXL, fingering weight
  • 1 skein of Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmirino, sport weight
  • 1 skein of Chickadee by Quince and Co, sport weight
  • 1 skein of Cascade 220, worsted weight
  • 1 skein of Simply Soft by Caron, worsted weight
  • 2 skein of Wool of the Andes, worsted weight
  • 1 skein of Classic Wool Patons, worsted weight
  • 2 skein of Swish, worsted weight
  • 1 skein of Classy by Dreams in Color, worsted weight
  • 1 skein of Wool Ease Solids and Heathers Lion Brand, worsted weight
  • 1 skein of Berroco Comfort Solids and Heathers, worsted weight
  • 1 skein of Lark by Quince and Co, worsted weight
  • 1 skeing Manos Maxima, worsted weight
  • The cowl is knit as a bias parallelogram with knit in i-cord edging, then joined into a cylinder with either grafting or a 3 needle bind off. The photo sample was knit in Manos Maxima Teal. The photo includes the Herringbone Toque, which I’m still writing.