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Very Gifted Cowl - Katia Cotton Merino Version

Very Gifted Cowl - Katia Cotton Merino Version

"Light and lustrous."

Our gift to you this season: a super-versatile cowl pattern that is simplicity itself, with details for eight yarn weights so you can use almost any yarn (or combination of yarns) you like. Here, we've chosen one of our new favorites, Katia Cotton Merino, a heavy-worsted-weight yarn with a core of chainette cotton (think light!) with a sheer covering of merino (think lustrous!).

Our sample shown here yielded 12½" of knitted depth from two skeins, but the pattern lists yardage requirements for each knitted inch of depth so you’ll know just how far one skein can go. Make one for you, one for a friend!

Click on "The Free Pattern" tab to see the pattern. And then choose a shade of Katia Cotton Merino. Happy knitting!

28"/71cm circumference; 2 skeins yielded 12-1/2"/32cm depth.

2 skeins Katia Cotton Merino (115 yds/105m each). Shown in Color 105.
Or approx. 225 yds/206m of a heavy-worsted-weight yarn.

US 10 (6mm) 24"/60cm circular, or size to obtain gauge.
Optional: one US 11 (8mm) needle, or two sizes larger than gauge needle, for bind-off.
Stitch marker.
Darning needle to finish.

Approx. 14 sts = 4"/10cm in stockinette stitch in the round, blocked.

See the "Basic Details" tab for size, yarn, needle, and gauge information.

Cast On: Using cable cast-on method, cast on 98 stitches. Do not join in the round yet.

Edging row (right side): Purl. At end of row, do not turn. Place marker on right needle and join to work in round, being careful not to twist.

Stockinette stitch: Knit every round until work measures desired depth and you have at least 4 yds/3.5m of yarn left to bind off.

Bind off:Bind off purlwise, working loosely (or using larger needle in right hand) to match tension of cast-on edge. Or, turn work so inside of cowl is facing you and bind off knitwise.

Finishing: Weave in ends on wrong side. Gently steam- or wet-block; allow to dry, turning occasionally to avoid setting creases. Pop it on, or wrap it up!

Download printable "Very Gifted Cowl" pdf pattern.

COLOR: 108 Black. Black haze over a taupe core.

COLOR: 106 Light Grey. Pale heathered grey.

COLOR: 101 Light Beige. More cream than beige.

COLOR: 104 Beige. Toasted oat beige.

COLOR: 105 Brown. Milk chocolate haze over a beige core.

COLOR: 103 Light Rose. Pale ballet slipper pink.

COLOR: 110 Coral. Ripe pink grapefruit.

COLOR: 115 Blue. Medium denim blue haze over a pale core.

COLOR: 116 Turquoise. Aqua haze over a pale core.

COLOR: 111 Orange. Tangerine haze over a pale core.

COLOR: 117 Mauve. Orchid haze over a pale core.

COLOR: 114 Green. Apple green haze over a pale core.