Knit a slouchy cowl collar

One of the hottest accessories this winter, a slouchy cowl collar is also one of the warmest to wear.

By Jo Calvert
Designed by Janet Clark
Photography by Alvaro Goveia

Knit a cowl collar
This story was originally titled "Cosy Collar" in the February 2009 issue. Subscribe to Canadian Living today and never miss an issue!

Easy enough for a beginner to knit, our cowl is this season's favourite grey, but the soft undyed yarn comes in a range of five shades naturally produced by the sheep (find a colour card and your nearest retailer at www.diamondyarn.com).

Finished cowl is 45.5 cm (18 ins) high.

One-size cowl is worked in ribbing throughout. Standard abbreviations are used. Recommended for beginners.

You need:
8 balls (50 g) Sirdar Eco Wool DK pure wool yarn, No. 204 Flint

One 4 mm circular needle, 60 cm long, OR whichever needle you require to produce the tension given below

Tapestry needle

Tension:

22 sts and 28 rows = 10 cm (4 ins) in stocking stitch. Work to exact tension with specified yarn to obtain satisfactory results. TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK TENSION.

To make:
Cast on 300 sts; join in rnd.

Work [k2, p2] ribbing until cowl from beg measures 45.5 cm (18 ins); cast off in rib.

With tapestry needle, weave in ends.

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