There’s no wrong way to wear this textural cowl. The pattern of garter cluster stitches creates energetic ripples on one side and bubbles on the other. The clusters form over seven rows with the stitch count expanding and then gathering back in, which keeps the knitting adventurous but well within the abilities of the bright-eyed intermediate.
Furl is worked in the round with tubular edge treatments and can be worn loose about the neck or with an extra wrap to keep your throat warm. Knit it in two skeins of Loft in your favorite accent color and you’ll have a wardrobe staple to reach for on breezy days.
Fingering weight wool yarn in the following approximate amounts:
- 490 yards of fingering weight wool yarn
- 2 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g)
- Photographed in color Almanac
Please note: the stitch patterns in this cowl are charted only.
- 16¾* stitches & 38 rounds = 4″ in Garter Cluster Pattern with Size A needle(s), after blocking
*Stitch count varies throughout piece; be sure to swatch in Garter Cluster Pattern for best results
Size A (for Main Fabric):
- One 24″ circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
- Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)
Size B (for Ribbing):
- One 24″ circular needle, two sizes smaller than Size A
- Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)
Size C (optional; for Tubular Cast On & Bind Off only):
- One 24″ circular needle, one size smaller than Size B
- Suggested Size: 3¼ mm (US 3)
Note: If you have adjusted the needle size to obtain the correct gauge, it may or may not be necessary to make a matching adjustment to the needle size used for Tubular Cast On due to variance in individual work. Please test your chosen cast-on method on your swatch.
- 43″ circumference; 8¼” height
Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern
- Blocking (Suggested method: Wet-Blocking)
- Tubular Cast On- circular knitting (for 2×2 ribbed fabric)
- 2 x 2 tubular Bind Off
- Grafting (Kitchener Stitch)