Kinetic Cowl Pattern
The ‘Kinetic Cowl’ is a cable knit mobius style cowl that has a very flowy texture. I have paired mohair yarn with a worsted weight yarn to give the cowl just a little extra fluff with pops of color. Feel free to get creative when choosing your color pairing. I love to add a bold colored mohair to my knits to completely transform the original color of the main yarn.
This cowl is knit in the round and creates a long tube. You will place a twist in the middle and then seam both edges together at the end with a kitchener stitch. As a result, you end up with a double-layered fabric that is extra squishy and cozy and has the design facing outward all the way around. I have written this pattern using a provisional cast on and a kitchener stitch for closing the seam at the end. You will use a tapestry needle to seam together the live stitches from both the cast on and bind off edges. I have included links to video tutorials for both techniques.
Using US 7 (4.5mm) needles and both yarns held together:
9 sts and 13 rows make a 2” (5cm) square in stockinette stitch, knit in the round, unblocked
407 yards (194g/372m) of worsted weight yarn 404 yards (44g/369m) of mohair/lace weight yarn
These two measurements should be about the same since the yarn is held together.
I used: Malabrigo Rios in Lila and Malabrigo Mohair in Arco Iris
US 7 (4.5mm) 16” circular needles
A second pair of 16” circular needles (size can be
either US 5, 6, or 7) Stitch marker
1 crochet hook for the provisional cast on
Scrap yarn for the cast on
Provisional Cast on