Two-Point Cowl Using String Blossom
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!
We knit the shoulder-hugging Two-Point Cowl in String Blossom, a lush, half-and-half blend of cashmere and silk. Blossom’s tight, high-quality twist makes it a dream on your needles. It simply overflows with next-to-the-skin softness—you’ll want to keep this cowl close!
Shoulder Section: approx. 18"/46cm across x 14"/35.5cm deep, folded.
Cowl Collar: Approx. 22"/56cm around x 7"/18cm deep.
4 skeins String Blossom (177 yds / 162m each) or approx. 685 yds/626m sport-weight yarn.
Shown in 725618-Navy
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 5 (3.75mm) 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.
22 sts & 30 rows= 4"/10cm in stockinette stitch, after blocking
Much like our beloved Easy Folded Poncho, this project is so simple and so enjoyable, you’ll want one in every yarn you can get your hands on! The key to regauging 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—it just takes a little bit of math to achieve the finished dimensions.
The 2-stitch I-cord side edges and bind-off give a beautiful, minimalist finish. Don’t skip the pressing step on this one—that’s what gives the fabric a designer ready-to-wear finish.
The Free Adaptation
Digital Two-Point Cowl pattern. (Download)
Printed Two-Point Cowl pattern. (Requires shipping.)
COLOR: 4 skeins of 200004 Mushroom. Muted, heathered figgy brown.
COLOR: 4 skeins of 308048 Citron. Golden chartreuse.
COLOR: 4 skeins of 725618 Deep Navy. The perfect dark navy.
COLOR: 4 skeins of 200072 Misty Grey. Luminous silvery grey.
COLOR: 4 skeins of 200074 Heather Grey. Medium heathered grey.
COLOR: 4 skeins of 200005 Charcoal. Darkest charcoal, almost faded black.
COLOR: 4 skeins of 726424 Tofu. Warm almond.
COLOR: 4 skeins of 309435 Brique.
COLOR: 4 skeins of 309975 Albertine.
Free Digital re-gauging worksheet. (Download)
NEW COLOR: 309435 Brique. Reddish salmon.
NEW COLOR: 309975 Albertine. Spanish moss.
NEW COLOR: 726398 Petal Pink. Soft Pink.