Cady is the cowl you’re looking for when winter is upon us, cold and bleak and barren, when little grows and less blooms. Written for multiple gauges and sizes, you can use almost any yarn to keep any neck warm. The unique triangle shape paired with bulky yarn makes this an especially quick and cozy project — perfect if you’re in need of a last-minute gift.
Skill Level: Easy
Size: Finished Size 21 (23, 25)” to fit over head 20 (22, 24)”
1” positive ease recommended.
Shown in size 23” using Bulky weight yarn and 6.0mm hook.
This pattern is written so you can work at almost any gauge, however a stiffer fabric is better than a fabric with more drape for this project. Remember to block before measuring. Here are some gauge suggestions:
Fine/Light: 9 rows square = 4” in Corner to Corner stitch held square
Medium: 6 ½ rows square = 4” in Corner to Corner stitch held square
Bulky: 5 ½ rows square = 4” in Corner to Corner stitch held square
Fyberspates Vivacious 4-ply (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 399 yards [365 meters]/100 grams): 612 Dove Stone (1, (2, 2) balls)
Knit Picks Swish Worsted (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 110 yards [101 meters]/50 grams): 23887 Jade (3 (3, 4) balls)
Bulky: Cascade Yarns 128 Superwash (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 128 yards [117 meters]/100 grams): 903 Flamingo Pink (2 (2, 3) balls)
Hook: This pattern is written so you can use any size hook as long as it pairs well with your yarn. Here are some hook suggestions.
US size D/4 – G/6 (3.5 mm – 4.0 mm) for Fine/Light weight yarn
US size 7 – H/8 (4.5 mm – 5.0 mm) for Medium weight yarn
US size J/10 – 10.5 (6.0 mm – 6.5 mm) for Bulky weight yarn
Notions: Tapestry needle, 1 removable stitch marker
Corner to Corner Stitch
Beginning Block: Ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook and in each of next 2 chs.
Standard Block: Sl st in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, 3 dcs in sp.
The cowl is worked flat diagonally in Corner to Corner Stitch until it is large enough to completely circle the head. The corners are then joined together and the cowl is worked in the round.
Size is easily modified to suit anyone.
This pattern is written so you can use virtually any yarn, however superfine, super bulky, and jumbo weight yarns are not suggested. For different weights of yarn, you will need different yarn amounts.
Row 1: Work Beginning Block.
Row 2: Turn, work Beginning Block, (work Standard Block in ch-3 sp) across.
Rep Row 2, using Table A to determine the number of rows to work flat or work until the cowl is big enough to circle the recipient’s head.
|Table A||Child||Small Adult||Large Adult|
|Fingering||31 rows||34 rows||37 rows|
|Worsted||24 rows||26 rows||28 rows|
|Bulky||18 rows||20 rows||22 rows|
Join Rnd: At the end of the row without turning, bring the 2 working corners of Cowl together, sl st in ch-3 sp to join. PM for beginning of rnd.
Rnd 1: Turn, sl st in next 4 sts to the next ch-3 sp, (work a Standard Block in ch-3 sp) across, sl st in ch-3 sp. Remove stitch marker. PM for the new beginning of rnd.
Rep Rnd 1, using Table B to determine the total number of rnds to work or work until Cowl is as tall as you like.
|Table B||Child||Small Adult||Large Adult|
|Fingering||11 rounds||14 rounds||17 rounds|
|Worsted||8 rounds||10 rounds||12 rounds|
|Bulky||5 rounds||6 rounds||7 rounds|
Break yarn. Fasten off.
Weave in ends. Block.
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