The Moonwake Cowl is a really fun pattern to knit. It is knitted in the round on circular needles in a rhythmic and addicting four-shade colourwork pattern. It is knitted in a tube, which is then twisted to create a mobius cowl. Mobius cowls are perfect for when you don't want to have to weave in lots of ends and the bonus with this cowl, is that there is no wrong side - the wrong side is inside the tube! The thickness created by the colourwork makes for an extra cozy neck warmer.
The cowl tube is started with Provisional Cast On and at the end, you use Kitchener Stitch to graft the two ends together. Complete instructions are included in this well-written pattern.
Imagine all the colour combinations you could use with this pattern!
Height - 8.25”/21 cm
Circumference - 31.5”/80 cm
Worsted weight yarn in 4 contrasting colors
50 g/125 yds/117 m of each color
All but 7 grams of each color were used, you may want to have extra yarn available in case of gauge discrepancies so you don’t run short.
Size US 7/4.5 mm (16”/40 cm circular needle, recommended) - A second needle of the same size will be needed to finish the cowl.
(Use the needle size you need to achieve gauge.)
Crochet hook for Provisional Cast On (Size E, F, or G is recommended)
20 sts & 26 rnds = 4”/10 cm
Measured over stitch pattern knit in the round, after blocking.
Techniques to Indulge In
Provisional cast on
Knitting in the round
This pattern was written for mYak Baby Yak Medium. 100% Baby Yak (50g/125 yds/ 117m). Click here to see more yarn options for this project.
When substituting yarn, compare the tension gauge of the pattern and the yarn. Working a tension square to determine the suitability of the yarn as a substitute is recommended - to compare the tension for sizing but also to test whether it creates the fabric you are after.
To determine the quantity needed, compare the total meterage needed in the pattern to the meterage on the substitute.