Switchback Cowl

Switchback Cowl



Sinuous curves of lace wind their way through this lovely cowl, reminiscent of the way narrow roads zigzag up steep slopes. It’s small enough to tuck into your purse in anticipation of a cold day, but generous enough to keep your neck cozy and warm. This is the perfect project for a luxuriously soft yarn.

Circumference: 24″
Length: 15″

GAUGE 4″ = 18.5 sts and 19 rounds in Travelling Vine Stitch, blocked
Note: yarns shown usually knit at 21-23 sts to 4″ in Stocking Stitch

250 yards dk weight yarn
US 6 (4mm) circular needles 16-24″ or size needed to obtain gauge
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YARN SHOWN Black Diamond Alpaca Sport Weight Alpaca (100% alpaca; 250 yards/100 grams), 2-ply yarn handspun from Tactile Fiber Arts Tussah Silk unspun fiber (100% tussah silk; 249 yards/2 ounces; 14 wraps per inch)