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Knitter: Shana, modeled on Dan
Yarn: Knit Picks Twill, colorway Twister
Knitter: Shana
Yarn: Knit Picks Twill, colorway Twister
Knitter: Shana
Yarn: Knit Picks Twill, colorway Twister
Flat lay of “front” of cowl
Knitter: Shana
Yarn: Knit Picks Twill, colorway Twister
Flat lay of “side” of cowl
Knitter: Shana
Yarn: Knit Picks Twill, colorway Twister
Knitter: Shana, modeled on Dan
Yarn: Knit Picks Twill, colorway Twister
Knitter: Lauren C.
Yarn: Knit Picks Upcycle Reserve 100% Wool Worsted
Knitter: Ryan C.
Yarn: Malabrigo Rios
Knitter: Ryan C.
Yarn: Malabrigo Rios
Knitter: Nicci S.
Yarn: handspun held double
Knitter: Jenny B., modeled on Mike
Yarn: Knit Picks Twill, colorway Crabapple
Knitter: Jenny B., modeled on Mike
Yarn: Knit Picks Twill, colorway Crabapple
Knitter: Jenny B.
Yarn: Knit Picks Twill, colorway Crabapple
Knitter: Jenny B.
Yarn: Knit Picks Twill, colorway Crabapple
Knitter: Cera W.
Yarn: hand-dyed handspun gradient yarn
Knitter: Erin L.
Yarn: Chic Sheep by Marly Bird
Knitter: Erin L.
Yarn: Chic Sheep by Marly Bird
Knitter: Cathy A., modeled on her son-in-law
Yarn: Audine Wools Harmony
Knitters: Erin L. and Cathy A. (mother and daughter!)
Erin’s yarn is Chic Sheep by Marly Bird, and Cathy’s yarn is Audine Wools Harmony
Knitter: Tina P.
Yarn: Berroco Mercado
Knitter: Kortney T., modeled on her husband
Yarn: Knit PIcks Twill in colorway Voyage Heather
Knitter: Cindy C.
Knitter: Cindy C.
SEEKING BALANCE
SEEKING BALANCE
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This rhythmic gender-inclusive cowl design is the perfect complement to any cool-weather wardrobe. This cozy piece is a perfectly fashionable accessory for a hike or a pop of texture for any look. Knit in a squishy heavy worsted weight wool, this pattern uses knit and purl stitches with simple increases and decreases to create a truly symmetrical finished object. Because it is entirely reversible (both top and bottom, and inside and out), it also makes a great gift, since there’s no need to tell the recipient the ‘right’ way to wear it.

This design reflects feelings I’ve been having lately: the search for balanced rhythms amidst the ups and downs of life. The 4 sections find balance amongst themselves: 2 sections have increasing or decreasing stitch counts while the sections between them remain constant. If you’re SEEKING BALANCE like me, I hope this cowl pattern does the trick for you to find the calm you need.

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YARN
2 skeins of Knit Picks Twill, 100% Superwash Merino, 149 yd /136 m per 100 g, or 165-175 g of similar heavy worsted / aran weight yarn
Sample shown in colorway Twister, 241 yd / 221 m (162 g)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
22” around x 13” tall (56 cm around x 33 cm tall)

GAUGE & NEEDLES
20 stitches & 27 rounds = 4” (10 cm) in K3, P3 rib after blocking
US 7 (4.5 mm) circular needle, 16” (40 cm), or size needed to get gauge

TECHNIQUES
Tubular cast-on with waste yarn, knit stitch, purl stitch, simple increases and decreases, tubular bind-off

PATTERN ATTRIBUTES
This gender-inclusive reversible design is a written pattern using a table format, and includes a schematic.

EXPLORE ON INSTAGRAM
#SeekingBalanceCowl

Tech Editing: Bronwyn Hahn
Test knitting: Cathy A. Jenny B., Cindy C., Lauren C., Ryan C., Erin L., Tina P., Nicci S., Kortney T., and Cera W.