Chill-chaser Cowl (in two lengths)

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Chill-chaser Cowl (in two lengths) Pattern


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Knitting: Chill-chaser Cowl (in two lengths)
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Men, Girls, Boys, Petite, Tall



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting in the round
  • colorwork experience -- stranded

Pattern Description:

Directions are given for two lengths of a fun, cozy, chill-cheating cowl - one that rests right up near the neck (18 inches) and one that is long enough to wear as a hood (48 inches).

The samples are worked in a wonderful cotton/acrylic blend (perfect for those with wool allergies) but would work equally well in a worsted-weight wool. Four colors are needed for this design which is knit in the round.
18" cowl48" cowl
MC 90 yds180 yds
CC1 25 yds50 yds
CC2 10 yds20 yds
CC3 20 yds40 yds
liner in CC3 n/a 140 yds

The longer cowl has directions for knitting a contrast lining to cover the stranded-colorwork and add another layer for greater warmth.


16sts x 22rnds = 4" stockinette knitted in the round

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • smaller = 18" x 8"; larger = 48" x 7-1/4"


  • approx 145 to 430 yards of worsted weight yarn (sample done in Kraemer's Tatamy Tweed in 4 colors .... see notes)
  • US #8 circs (16- and 40-inch circs)
  • stitch marker (1 to mark beg of rnd)

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Kraemer's Tatamy Tweed


four colors

About Designer

About Designer

Mary G knits on

Hi, my name is Mary Gildersleeve. I began designing shortly after teaching myself to knit at the age of 8, primarily because I do not take commands very well and I also could not afford the fancy yarns back then. Knitting and designing were my constant activities throughout undergrad, grad school and family life until, in 1997, I finally went professional and established By Hand, With Heart ... ...

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