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.
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)
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
Provisional cast-on, knit stitch, purl stitch, increasing and decreasing stitches, integrated icord, Kitchener stitch
This reversible design is a written pattern and includes a schematic.
EXPLORE ON INSTAGRAM
Tech Editing: Bronwyn Hahn
Test Knitting: Mandy B., Norah B., Melanie C., Debbie J., Jennie K., Karen P., Jeanette S., and Lane V.