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Totality Cowl Kit by Shaina Bilow



The Totality Cowl by Shaina Bilow is worked in a chevron pattern. Featuring two hand dyed hanks of yarn by Yarn Snob, this is a worsted weight accessory that you’ll love to wear (and love to knit!). It’s wide enough to be worn as a single-loop around the neck, but looks great and is super-cozy when wrapped twice around the neck.

This cowl is made in one piece. Stitches are cast on for the width and the chevron pattern is worked until the final length is achieved. The cast on edge and bind off edge are then seamed together. There is an I-cord edge along the edged to hide the carried yarn and create a smooth finish at the edge.

Techniques Necessary

  • Cast on / Bind off
  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Increasing: m1l, m1r
  • Decrease: center double decrease
  • Slipping a stitch with yarn in front
  • Seaming

Finished measurements: Approximately 9.5” wide x 46” circumference

Yarn: 2 colors of worsted weight (CYCA #4) yarn, 218 yards of each.
Sample made with Yarn Snob “A Wondrous Worsted” (100% pure merino superwash wool, 218 yds /100 g) in Happiness (MC) and Barcode (CC).

Gauge: 18 stitches and 24 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch using size needle to obtain gauge.

Needles: US 7 (4.5 mm) knitting needle or size needed for gauge. Adjust needle size as necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Other Materials: tapestry needle