Sound Check Cowl Pattern

Designed By: Elizabeth Elliott

Just like a good martini - this cowl has a twist. An eye-catching moebius design adds a dash of fun to this snuggly accessory.

Materials Needed:

CC Fingering Yarn 
100% Superwash Merino 
190 yds / 50 g
7 (11) skeins

Stirred, Not Shaken Color Collection
Single Loop:
Nightcap, 3 skeins
Cask Strength, 2 skeins
Whiskey Neat, 2 skeins

Double  Loop:
Nightcap, 5 skeins
Digestif,  3 skeins
On The Rocks, 3 skeins

Needles: US size 3 (3.25 mm) 16" circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
Spare circular needles for 3-needle bind off: US 3 (3.25 mm) or smaller, 16" or longer
Second spare needle for 3-needle bind off:  US 3 (3.25 mm) or size needed for correct gauge. This can be a straight, double-pointed, or circular needle of any length

Notions: Two different stitch markers (one for end of round and one for middle of round), 1 removable stitch marker, scrap yarn & yarn needle

$10.00 Regular price


33.5 stitches by 34 rows = 4 inches in stranded colorwork in the round on US 2 needles
Recommended gauge for this yarn: 30 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette stitch on US 2 needles
Exact gauge is not essential, but differences in gauge will affect size and yarn requirements. 

Sizing & Notes

Finished Size
Single Loop: Width 9.5" & Length 33"
Double Loop: Width 7.75" & Length 66.25"

Designer Note: Stranded colourwork in a striking geometric pattern with a (Moebius) twist: Sound Check is given a half-turn before joining for a deep cowl with gentle folds that sits nicely against the neck. The pattern includes instructions for a wide single loop and a narrower double loop, as well as an illustrated tutorial for the crocheted provisional cast on used in the sample. To make Sound Check, you will need to know how to do stranded colourwork in the round using charts.