The stitch pattern on this cowl reminds me of feathers (plumage) and of a trail of smoke billowing up from a chimney or campfire (plume). The Plumed Cowl pattern is suitable for someone who is comfortable with knitting in the round and has done some lace. Uncommon stitches, k4tog and ssssk, are introduced. However, I give easy ways to do both stitches that even a relative beginning knitter can master quickly.
This pattern makes a cowl/snood/shoulder warmer. To achieve all three functions, there is a lot of negative ease (about 20-30%) and size flexibility when used as a shoulder warmer. You can make a cowl of any size by adjusting various pattern and yarn elements. I give guidelines to adjust size within the pattern.
|Pattern source (brand and/or designer)||MagdaMakes|
|Gauge||18 stitches x 24 rounds per 10 cm (4”) 9 cm (3 ½”) per pattern repeat by 10 cm (4”) per 24 rounds, in pattern, after relaxed blocking. Ensure that one repeat can stretch to 5 ½” in width.|
|Charted or written pattern||Charted|
|Sizes required||Small, medium, large, extra-large.|
If you do not know how to do something, you can learn while working on this project. Instructions and tutorials are available:
Tutorials and very easy ways of doing the more complex stitches are included.
Sizes are small, medium, large, extra-large.
Circumference: 80, (89, 98, 107cm (31½” (35”, 38 ½”, 42”)), height is 47 cm (18 ½”) deep.
To fit bust 80-94 (88-104, 96-114, 106-122) cm (30”-36” (34”-40”, 38”-44”, 42”-48”)).
|Construction type||Knit in the round|
|Required or recommended yarn||Cascade Highland Duo (70% Baby Alpaca/30% Merino; 180 m/197 y per 100 g); 3 skeins. Or any aran weight yarn with a fair amount of elasticity.|
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The designer has created the following milestones, in order to keep track of progress during the test knit. By marking off each milestone as you complete it, you can easily keep the designer up to date with your progress.2019-02-10: Create project page, choose yarn and cast on
2019-02-22: Finish knitting cowl
2019-03-25: Complete pattern page, questionnaire and photos.
If you have a question about this test you can send the designer a private message about it.