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Infinitude Cowl

very long cowl in dark greys and blues looped twice around mannequin neck

 

Inspired by the colours in the Winter Arfordir Cowl and Mitts kit I knitted this Infinitude Cowl, designed by Jeni Chase and available for free on Ravelry.

This cowl is extra long! Shown above looped twice around the neck. And shown below looped three times...

 

very long cowl in dark greys and blues looped thrice around mannequin neck

 

The Arfordir Cowl and Mitt kit contains 5 hanks of Fyberspates Tarma Aran and a pattern for a cowl and mitts.

You can see the cowl here.

Tarma Aran is a blend of wool and alpaca, and it's slightly thicker than a standard aran weight. 

I loved the moody shades in the Winter Kit and decided to knit myself a long cowl, rather than the short Arfordir. The Infinitude cowl is perfect as it's very long but narrow - meaning it's not too bulky to wrap around the neck.

The cowl is knitted on circular needles and features a wide rib and blocks of knit and purl rows that roll together to make a puffy fabric. I just striped as I liked... when it's worn the colours scrunch together.

The Tarma Aran does block bigger too. So I washed it in Eucalan, squished out the water and then laid it out, stretching the rib, making it lie flat, but I left the 'knit and purl' stripes puffy.

 

very long cowl in dark greys and blues worn like a scarf

 

It's lovely to wear. Despite it's size it's not too heavy and it's warm! You really feel it's loss when you take it off. 

The Infinitude Cowl would work with any aran weight yarn. You need about 275m for this long size but the pattern also includes a smaller size too.

If you like this long style of cowl then check out our Copenhagan Calling cowl. It's not as long but it also features a wide rib. It has some slip stitch colour work and a wee bit of lace.

 

long handknitted cowl in shades of grey and brown

 

Copenhagen Calling is knitted in a DK weight. Our shop sample uses WYS Illustrious Naturals but if you want a bit of colour instead, I'd recommend Rowan Alpaca Soft!

 

(If you have difficulty accessing patterns on Ravelry, please get in touch and I'll try to help)

 

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