Fisherman's cowl

My Fisherman's Daughter sweater got a lot of use last year, and when it was especially chilly I often wished that I had a matching cowl to wear with it.

Fisherman's cowl uses the same slip-stitch waffle rib pattern that Fisherman's Daughter pullover has on her front cable, and it has a cable edging that allows the cowl to hug the neckline nicely.

It is worked flat in one piece from side to side, and is grafted or seamed to form a cylinder - wider at the base, narrower at the top. This shaping doesn't require short rows, but is a natural result of the difference in row gauges between the waffle stitch and the cable.

Finished Size: 11" wide by 32" around at the base and 26" around on top.

Yarn: Sunday Knits 5-ply (light worsted) yarns (137 yd / 125 m per 50 g) - Nirvana (merino cashmere), Eden (merino), Brigadoon (merino tweed) or Angelic (merino angora): 2 skeins.
Shown in Nirvana moss.

Needles & Notions: Size 8 US / 5 mm, tapestry needle.

Gauge: 17 sts = 4" / 10 cm in Waffle rib stitch.

Skills used: Cables, slip-stitch (brioche-style) waffle stitch, provisional cast on, grafting.

Pattern includes: Written instructions, glossary.

Knit Fisherman's Cowl