Two-Point Cowl Using Shibui Echo & Silk Cloud
Inspired by our ever-popular Easy Folded Poncho, this scaled-down version is totally seamless and slips easily over the shoulders. The simple shape makes it easy to re-yarn in another gauge. Just swatch for a softly draping fabric, then multiply the schematic dimensions by your stitch gauge—the math is easy!
Sandy Barnes of Shibui Knits re-yarned our Two-Point Cowl holding a strand of DK-weight Echo and a strand of lace-weight Silk Cloud together throughout. Echo’s merino and silk noil blend weds perfectly with Silk Cloud’s mohair and silk. In the Two-Point Cowl, the smooth, velvety fabric practically glows!
Shoulder Section: approx. 18"/46cm across x 14"/35.5cm deep, folded.
Cowl Collar: Approx. 22"/56cm around x 7"/18cm deep.
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 8 (5.0mm) 24"/60cm and 16"/40cm circular needle, or size to obtain gauge.
Spare 16"/40cm circular needle one size smaller than gauge needle.
US D/3 (3.25mm) crochet hook and 1 locking marker for provisional cast-on.
Smooth fingering-or worsted-weight waste yarn for provisional cast-on.
1 stitch marker.
Darning needle to finish.
Blocking Wires and T-pins.
18 sts & 30 rows= 4"/10cm in stockinette stitch, after blocking
We stopped at 6"/18cm deep on the Cowl Collar. It saved from getting into a new skein. You can also undo your swatch if you did one, but use it before you start your cowl, that way you won't see sewn in ends on the inside of the cowl.
The key to re-gauging is to knit a generous swatch, one that’s at least 6” x 6”. Wet block your swatch, allow it to dry thoroughly and let it rest. You want a softly draping fabric that has some body but isn’t stiff. Once you have a fabric you like, measure and note your stitch gauge—Use the free re-gauging worksheet to do a little bit of simple math to achieve the finished dimensions.
The Free Pattern
Digital Two-Point Cowl pattern. (Download)
Printed Two-Point Cowl pattern. (Requires shipping.)
Free Digital re-gauging worksheet. (Download)
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