The Country House Cowl was designed by Amanda Jones for our 2021 Country House retreats in Cumbria.
Knitted using The Fibre Co.’s soft Cirro, a blend of Suri alpaca, organic cotton and Merino wool, and Cumbria Fingering to create a stitch that looks more complicated than it is.
This cowl is knitted in the round using a combination of stocking stitch, a slipped stitch pattern and garter stitch, finished off with an i-cord edging.
This cowl is worked in the round from the top edge down in a two-colour, slipped stitch pattern. All stitches are slipped purlwise.
The Fibre Co. Cirro (Sport weight, 40% Suri Alpaca, 40% Cotton, 20% Merino wool, 225 m / 246 yds per 50g)
MC: 1 skein of Divine
The Fibre Co. Cumbria Fingering (Fingering weight, 90% Wool, 10% Mohair, 150 m / 164 yds per 50g)
CC: 1 skein of Windermere
Or Sport weight yarn in the amounts:
MC: 205 m / 225 yds
Or Fingering weight yarn in the amounts:
CC: 120 m / 130 yds
- 3.75 mm / US 5 - 60 cm /24” circular needles
- 3.25 mm / US 3 DPNs or short straight needles
- Stitch markers
- Tapestry needle
11.5 sts x 21 rounds = 5 cm / 2” worked over pattern on 3.75mmmm / US 5 needles after blocking gently.
Circumference: 56cm / 22"
Height: 40cm / 15.75"