Chinle Cowl (4)

Here’s the Chinle Cowl, companion to the Painted Desert hat (to be released tomorrow).

It’s a super fast, fun knit, and like all the patterns from the upcoming TEXTURED e-book, really lets the yarn shine.  I used Anzula Cricket for my sample, and I promise you the yarn is just heavenly to work with.

As promised, if you’re a newsletter subscriber, you can download this pattern for free between now and Sept 1st, as a thank you for having subscribed.  The code is in the most recent newsletter — just put the pattern in your cart (don’t just hit purchase! you’ll get charged that way) then enter the code.


The alternating stitch patterns in this fun, quick to knit unisex cowl are meant to evoke the striations of the mineral layers in the hills of the Painted Desert. The Chevron Welt Fantastic biases the fabric to let the other seed stitch layers ripple.

S (M, L), shown in size M

Finished Measurements
Circumference: 19¾ (24¼, 28½) in / 50.5 (61.5, 72.5)cm
Height : 7¾ (7¾, 9¾) in in / 19.5 (19.5, 24.5)cm

Anzula Cricket, 80% superwash merino / 10% cashmere / 10% nylon (250 yds / 228m per 4.02 oz / 114g), 125 (187½, 250) yds / 114 (171, 229) m, shown in Bark.

US6 / 4mm, or size to obtain gauge

20 sts and 32 rounds = 4in / 10cm in Chevron Welt Fantastic using US5 / 3.75mm needles
Precise gauge is not necessary, but alterations in gauge will affect yarn requirements.

minimum (1) stitch marker for beginning of round, yarn needle

working in the round, increases, decreases