Half & Half Cowl Using Shibui Drift
The first half of this ribbed cowl is knit flat to split over one shoulder or create an opening in the front or back. Then, it’s joined in the round for a softly draping cowl or collar. Tubular cast-on and bind-off lend a sophisticated, ready-to-wear finish. Frontwards, backwards, upside down—wear it any way you like!
Soft, worsted-weight Shibui Drift offers an elegantly polished look to our cowl. Two plump plies of extra fine merino and cashmere are wound snugly together with a visible twist. This means our Half & Half Cowl has strength, structure, and supreme squeezability! Now, just to pick a favorite shade from Shibui’s deep, vibrant color palette...
Approx. 36"/91cm around x 20"/51cm deep.
5 skeins Shibui Drift (110 yds/101m each); shown in Color 11, Tar.
Or approx. 550 yds/503m worsted-weight yarn.
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 8 (5mm) 24"/60cm circular needle, or size to obtain gauge.
US F/5 (3.75mm) crochet hook for provisional cast-on.
Five yds/m smooth DK- or worsted-weight waste yarn for provisional cast-on.
Spare circular needle, gauge size or 1 size smaller, for tubular bind-off.
1 locking stitch marker.
Darning needle to finish.
Approx. 19 sts/30 rows = 4"/10cm in rib pattern, after blocking.
Digital Half & Half Cowl pattern. (Download)
Printed Half & Half Cowl pattern. (Requires shipping.)
COLOR: 2017 Velvet. Deep plum.
COLOR: 11 Tar. Charcoal.
COLOR: 2003 Ash. Pale silvery grey.
COLOR: 2022 Mineral. Dark warm taupe: straddles the line between grey, brown, and purple.
COLOR: 2001 Abyss. Inky black.
COLOR: 2032 Field. Army green.
COLOR: 2002 Graphite. Blue-grey.