Venus Cowl

General Tips

This cowl is a delight to knit! With two DK yarns held double, it knits up quickly and is a great project if you've never done cables or bobbles before!

Be sure to look for hashtags #TeamKnitrino #Knitrino and #VenusCowl to see some of the work others have done.

Yarn requirements: 2 skeins DK weight yarn in 2 colors, 220 yds each
Needles: US 9 (5.50 mm) and US 7 (4.50 mm) circular needles  16"-24" in length
Bits & Bobs: cable needle, tapestry needle, stitch marker 
Gauge: 16 stitches and 20 rounds = 4 x 4" in texture stitch worked with both yarns held together on smaller needles (US 7), blocked.


Swatch Instructions

On smaller needles (US 7 recommended) work texture stitch for swatch in the round as follows:
Cast on an even number, at least 16 stitches.
Rounds 1 and 2: K1, p1, repeat bold text to end.
Rounds 3 and 4: P1, k1, repeat bold text to end.

Repeat these 4 rounds until swatch measures at least 4". Bind off, block, and measure. If 16 stitches and 20 rounds measure more than 4", swatch again using a smaller needle. If they measure less than 4", swatch again using a larger needle. 

How to do a small swatch in the round on circular needles

Stitch Guide

All stitch tutorials are available in app. Simply click on any stitch in the active row to see what it is and how to do it. 

This cowl uses 4 different cable stitches (3/3 left and right cable cross, and 5/5 left and right cable cross) and a 3-stitch bobble.