Double Knit Kraken Cowl

Itís been a tough winter, with many days of -30 C with the wind chill. I needed a new cowl that could withstand the frigid temperatures, and that could also be pulled down over my shoulders to warm me up while working at my desk. This is what I came up with :) (This cowl was tested in a very cold Saskatchewan winter.) If you havenít tried double knitting before, this is a straightforward pattern to work on, and working the chart in the round means itís easier than charts that have to be worked flat because you donít have to reverse the colours in your head to account for working the wrong side. To make this cowl, you'll require four 220-yard skeins of wool (2 in each colour), and a 5 mm circular needle, as well as a few stitch markers. Pattern includes instructions for S/M/L sizing (approx 30", 34", & 38" around chest).

Size: S/M/L

Materials: Cascade 220, 100% Peruvian Highland Wool, 4 skeins -- 2 in black, 2 in satine (from the Heathers line) (each skein being 100g/3.5 oz, 220 yards/200 metres)

Hook/Needle Size: 5mm circular needle