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The Shift Cowl Pattern (Hard Copy)

The Shift Cowl is the perfect all-the-time accessory! It looks like an asymmetrical triangle shawl, but is actually knit in the round as a cowl. It only takes a second to throw it on, drape the point to your satisfaction, and “voila!” the perfect finish to any outfit. Three colors are needed for this Mosiac knitting project.

  • Yarn: DK weight; 200 yards each of three different colors. See our Get Shift Collection for links to suggested yarns available for purchase online.
  • Finished Measurements: Circumference - 26” (66 cm); Center Depth - 22.5” (57 cm); Back Neck Depth - 10” (25.5 cm)
  • Needles: 24" (60 cm) US 5 (3.75 cm) circulars. Use the needle size necessary to achieve gauge.
  • Gauge: 25 sts & 37 rows = 4" (10 cm)
  • Notions: Stitch markers, scissors, tapestry needle, row counter
  • Techniques used: I-cord edges, Bias shaping, Mosaic knitting, Mattress stitch, Increasing, Decreasing, Slipping Stitches, Knit & Purl.

The Shiftalong Cowl is also available for purchase in digital form on Ravelry -

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