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AIR HUGS COWL

Knitter: Shana, modeled by Shara O.
Knitter: Shana, modeled by Shara O.

AIR HUGS COWL

Knitter: Shana
Knitter: Shana

AIR HUGS COWL

Knitter: Shana
Knitter: Shana

AIR HUGS COWL

Knitter: Karen P.
Knitter: Karen P.

AIR HUGS COWL

Knitter: Jill
Knitter: Jill

AIR HUGS COWL

Knitter: Melanie C.
Knitter: Melanie C.

AIR HUGS COWL

Knitter: Mandy B.
Extra repeat size
Knitter: Mandy B.
Extra repeat size

AIR HUGS COWL

Knitter: Debbie J.
Extra repeat size
Knitter: Debbie J.
Extra repeat size

AIR HUGS COWL

Knitter: Lane V.
Knitter: Lane V.

AIR HUGS COWL

Knitter: Shana
Knitter: Shana

AIR HUGS COWL

Knitter: Shana
Extra repeat size
Knitter: Shana
Extra repeat size

AIR HUGS COWL

Knitter: Shana
Extra repeat size
Knitter: Shana
Extra repeat size

AIR HUGS COWL

Knitter: Shana
Extra repeat size
Knitter: Shana
Extra repeat size
AIR HUGS COWL
AIR HUGS COWL
AIR HUGS COWL
AIR HUGS COWL
AIR HUGS COWL
AIR HUGS COWL
AIR HUGS COWL
AIR HUGS COWL
AIR HUGS COWL
AIR HUGS COWL
AIR HUGS COWL
AIR HUGS COWL
AIR HUGS COWL

I designed this reversible cowl to showcase a special souvenir skein of DK yarn. This project started as a release for the Zombie Knitpocalypse 2020 retreat, an event I cherish every year, filled with friends, laughter, food, knitting, and fun. In these times of physical distancing, you and a friend can make matching cowls with the same or different colorways, and give each other a virtual hug on your next video chat! It is worn close to the neck, as though the piece is giving you a virtual hug. Flip to the reverse or style it upside down for a modified look.

I hope you have fun knitting and wearing your AIR HUGS COWL.

Find full gallery images here.

YARN
Queen City Yarn Biddleville DK, 100% Superwash Merino, 250 yd / 229 m per 115 g
Sample shown in colorway “Can I Order a 40?”, 96 g (208 yd / 190 m)

DIMENSIONS
7” height at start x 31” around (18 cm x 79 cm), 9” height at midpoint (23 cm)
note: many testers were able to add an extra repeat for an overall dimension of 34” (86 cm) around

GAUGE & NEEDLES
20.5 stitches and 31 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in stockinette and reverse stockinette
US 7 (4.5 mm) min. length 24″ (60 cm) or size needed to get gauge

TECHNIQUES
Provisional cast-on, knit stitch, purl stitch, increasing and decreasing stitches, integrated icord, Kitchener stitch

PATTERN ATTRIBUTES
This reversible design is a written pattern and includes a schematic.

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Tech Editing: Bronwyn Hahn
Test Knitting: Mandy B., Norah B., Melanie C., Debbie J., Jennie K., Karen P., Jeanette S., and Lane V.