The AshRose Shawlette Cowl is a perfect stashbuster for those single skeins. It is perfect for accessorizing in colder weather and will keep your neck warm under cardigans and jackets. It’s easy to dress up for a nice dinner or dress down when hiking in the mountains.
With anything that is a work of passion, you hit a lull. With knitting and pattern writing, I found during these times, I need a quick and satisfying knit to perk me up again.
After designing pattern after pattern that required a TON of math, I needed something that was one size with simple math and didn’t require too much thinking. Something that could just allow me to get into the zone and flow. But at the same time I needed it to keep my interested as well since projects that are plain stockinette is the hardest for me to finish.
The AshRose Shawlette Cowl has interesting shaping that started like a triangular shawl, but joins in the round to become a cowl. The stockinette portions are broken up by simple lace patterns that come just when stockinette starts to feel boring. And even faster than you expect, the lace portion is done and you’re back to the good ol’ stockinette.
The cowl ends in a large lace section that is visually pleasing. But the lace section is knit every other row so it never feels overwhelming.
The yarn I used was the Purl Soho Cashmere Merino Bloom. Just like the name of the yarn suggests, this yarn was seriously SO SOFT to work with. And it resulted in a cowl that is seriously the softest thing you will wrap you neck in this winter.
The cashmere in the yarn lends to the softness while the merino gives it structure. And the yarn has an amazing halo that just looks gorgeous.
This pattern was so fun to write up and the cowl was so fast to knit up. I hope you all find it to be the same.
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- This cowl is initially worked in a triangular shawl shape then joined in the round.
- The simple lace details help to emphasize the beautiful shape of this shawlette.
- The yarn I used worked up more like a Worsted Weight than a DK Weight. When selecting a yarn, be sure to work up a gauge so the cowl does not end up too small.
- US 10 (6 mm) in 24”/60cm or length preferred circular needles.
- 4 – Stitch markers
- 1 – Unique stitch marker
- Darning needle
Finished size: 22″ width x 18″ at longest length / 56cm width x 46cm at longest length
Gauge: 14 sts x 24 rows = 4”/ 10cm with US 10 (6mm) in stockinette stitch knitted flat and after blocking
Yarn: 218 yards / 200 m
- Purl Soho Cashmere Merino Bloom (Light Worsted / DK Weight (3); 75% Extra Fine Merino Wool / 25% Cashmere; 100g; 218 yards/200m). 1 skein. Color used: High Tide, Heather