Exoskeleton Cowl PDF- Knitting Pattern
I love accessories with multiple styling options. Feeling bold? Wear the bright color in the front. Feeling a little more subdued? Wear the neutral color in the front! Find that you’re a little chilly? Pull the cowl up to be a hood. Short row shaping in laceweight mohair juxtaposed within a DK weight stockinette fabric creates a surprisingly intuitive knit, perfect for conversation with friends or sneaking in a few rounds during some downtime.
The texture of the laceweight mohair short rows creates dimensional stripes that remind me of an animal’s exoskeleton. The contrast of color and texture creates bold curved stripes in this cowl. The resulting lightweight yet warm cowl envelops the wearer in a protective knit shell.
I hope you have fun knitting and wearing your EXOSKELETON COWL.
21 stitches & 28 rounds = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch in the round with DK weight yarn after blocking
DIMENSIONS – SMALL
13" (33 cm) tall along stockinette side
Approx. 24” (60 cm) tall along laceweight mohair side. 23" (58 cm) around
DIMENSIONS – MEDIUM
14.75" (37 cm) tall along stockinette side
Approx. 27” (69 cm) tall along laceweight mohair side 30.5" (77 cm) around
Medium Sample knit in Queen City Yarn Biddleville DK, colorway Sharpies vs. Fridge (175 g, 380 yd / 348 m) and Queen City Yarn Madison Park Mohair, colorway Raspberry Beret (23 g, 211 yd / 193 m used)
** This listing is for a digital download of the Exoskeleton Cowl Pattern. The pattern contains a materials list, chart and instructions for completing the cowl. This pattern is available for download three times, please save this PDF in a folder where you can retrieve it again and again. **
PDF patterns are final sale due to the nature of the item.
The colors may vary from monitor to monitor and we try our best to accurately represent and describe the yarn, Pictures are as accurate as they can be, if you have questions regarding colors, please message us before purchasing.
Our dye technique means each skein will be unique. Your skein might vary slightly from what is pictured.
Exclusive Non-Superwash Bases
Berryhill [80% Merino Wool, 20% Alpaca] 50g, approx. 200 yards
Chadbourn [80% Merino Wool, 20% Alpaca] 5100g, approx. 320 yards
Madison Park Mohair [72% Kid Mohair, 28% Silk] 50g, approx. 459 yards
Commercially Spun Bases
NoDa Sock [75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon] 100g, approx. 463 yards
Uptown Sock [75% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon, 5% Stellina] 100g, approx. 438 yards
Queens Road Fingering [80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon] 100g, approx. 435 yards
NoDa DK [75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon] 100g, approx. 245 yards
Biddleville DK [100% Superwash Merino] 115g, approx. 250 yards
Coleman [65% Silk, 35% Linen] 115g, approx. 245 yards
Wesley Heights Worsted [100% Superwash Merino] 100g, approx. 218 yards
Plaza Midwood Bulky [100% Superwash Merino] 100g, approx. 106 yards
South Park Bulky [80% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon] 100g, approx. 76 yards