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Raglan Cowl

December 8, 2014

Raglan Cowl

A stockinette cowl with raglan shaping to tuck neatly under your coat! This cowl has garter stitch borders and is knit in Yarn Indulgences ZED MCN worsted weight yarn. This stunning colourway is called “Wokin”. You will need 200 yards worsted weight yarn, 4.00mm and 3.50mm needles. Enjoy!

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200 meters / 218 yards ZED MCN worsted weight by Yarn Indulgences
4.00mm / US 6 / UK 8 double pointed needles or circular needles (maximum 24”)
3.50mm / US 4 / UK 9 needles for borders
4 stitch markers
1 unique stitch marker

Gauge (stockinette stitch)
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches

Measurements (approximate, after blocking)
21.5 inch neck circumference
4.5 inches neck height
8 inches overall height

K = knit
P = purl
SM = stitch marker
YO = yarn over needle to make one stitch

Instructions for Raglan Cowl:

Top Border:
With 3.50mm needles, cast on 104 stitches. Place unique SM to mark beginning of round. Begin working in the round (be careful not to twist stitches).
Knit 1 round
Purl 1 round
Repeat two Top Border rounds four times more.

Switch to 4.00mm needles. Be careful to keep unique SM in place.
Knit 27 rounds.
Next round: K16, place SM, K20, place SM, K32 place SM, K20, place SM, K16 to end of round.

((K to 4 STS before SM, YO, K8, YO) 4 times), K to end of round
K one round
Repeat two Raglan rounds eight times more.

Bottom Border:
Switch back to 3.50mm needles.
((K to 4 STS before SM, YO, K8, YO) 4 times), K to end of round
P one round
Repeat two Bottom Border rounds four times more.

Cast off (not too tightly) knitwise. Wet block.

©copyright 2014 Annie Lee-Baker. All rights reserved. This pattern may be used for non-commercial, personal use only. It may not be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without permission.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Anne Menendez permalink
    December 9, 2014 8:17 am

    This is beautiful. The recipient of this ( completed project) will faint!

  2. Anonymous permalink
    May 5, 2015 8:53 pm

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful pattern! I made it in one day and lots of people are getting one for Christmas! Thanks, again.

  3. Jill permalink
    August 1, 2018 10:05 am

    Can’t wait to start on your pattern. Healing from a broken arm so I am very limited on how long I can knit. For one who use to knit 8 hrs. at least, per day (I am retired) this is driving me nuts. My husband jokingly says I am already there so not far to drive ha! ha!

  4. Carol Cooley (Mrs) permalink
    August 29, 2018 12:38 pm

    It is Autumn 2018 and this cowl has caught my eye. With birthdays and Christmas in that order, I could make a small number. I assume the above can be knitted on thicker needles, 6 – 7 mm using appropriate yarn Aran – Chunky which is much quicker than DK. Before starting, sums are not my strong point. Is there anything you would warn a knitter comfortable with acrylic and other blends about first? Please.
    Casein needles are said to be best for poorly hands but they are so difficult to get hold, perhaps their medicinal use is not well advertised.


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