The Snowy Woods Cowl was inspired by Robert Frost’s poem, “Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening.” It is worked in the round, for ease in working the textured trees which always face you as you knit. This cowl was originally designed for Woolgirl’s Poet’s Club, and the pattern is now available to the public.
This pattern is available via pdf download through Ravelry. Click the button, and you’ll be guided through the process.
I’ve revised the pattern to be worked at a slightly chunkier gauge. This makes it very adaptable as a short, medium, or long cowl. I used Knitted Wit’s Aran Superwash Merino. The pattern can be knit with any heavy worsted to Aran weight yarn. It requires 180/270/360 yards for a short/medium/long cowl.
The original cowl was a medium length. It was knit DK 100% Superwash Merino Wool from Oink Pigments in the Robert Frost Colorway. I treated it as a worsted, on US 8 needles, and it knit up soft and squishy.
Errata for the Woolgirl published version:
Two purl stitches are erroneously marked as knit stitches on the chart. Row 18 stitch 39, and round 30 stitch 56 should be purled, not knit. The written instructions for these rounds should be:
Round 18: p6, k2, p2, k6, p4, k6, p2, k2, p9, k1 tbl, p1, k1 tbl, p1, k1 tbl, p6, k1 tbl, p1, k1 tbl, p1, k1 tbl, p3
Round 30: p2, k1 tbl, p5, k4, p4, k4, p4, k4, p5, k1 tbl, p16, k1 tbl, p1, k1 tbl, p1, k1 tbl, p3
I’m very sorry for the inconvenience.