Jamestown Cowl

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The Jamestown Cowl combines texture and stripes to create a colorful neck warmer. Short rows shape the four stripes in two contrasting colors, which widen and narrow in different places while rows of broken rib alternate with garter- and stockinette stitch for texture. Knit in the round in a worsted weight yarn, Jamestown Cowl is a quick knit and particularly fun if you enjoy knitting short rows. The cowl comes in three sizes. If you like this cowl, you might also enjoy the matching cowl pattern Jamestown Hat which can be found here: Jamestown Hat.

Length circumference: 44.5 (48, 51.5) inches or 113 (122, 131)cm.
Width at widest point approximately: 10.5 inches or 27.5cm.

GAUGE: 18 sts/24 rows = 4 x 4" (10 x 10cm) in stockinette stitch.

MATERIALS: Worsted weight wool blend or 100% wool yarn, approximately 180 (205, 230) yds or 165 (188, 210) m in the main color and 90 (100, 110) yds or 82 (92, 101)m in each contrasting color, 1 US #6/4mm circular needle of 29 inches (80cm) or size needed to obtain gauge, 4 stitch markers, 1 darning needle.

YARN USED TO MAKE THE COWL PICTURED: Malabrigo Merino Worsted [100% merino wool; 210yds/192m per 100g].
Main color (MC): Polar Morn; 1 (1, 2) skeins.
Contrasting color #1 (CC1): Sweet Grape; 1 skein.
Contrasting color #2 (CC2): Uva; 1 skein.

The cowl is worked in the round with short rows to shape the widening and narrowing stripes. While the main part of the cowl is worked in the round, the short row sections are worked flat. In order to knit this cowl you will need to use the yarn over method of working short rows. There are instructions in the pattern as well as a link to a photo tutorial.

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