Ghazal Cowl - by Kat Archer - from Twisted
A Ghazal, pronounced ‘huzzle’, is an ancient Persian poem of love. The rhymes repeat in a familiar lilt, much like a sonnet. And the subjects, though always tied to love, are as varied as that most complex of emotions. Unrequited. Romanticized. Illicit.
This cowl’s pattern repeats with a flowing rhythm, making it a simple, enjoyable knit. Yet the options for yarn-weight and length, plus its beautiful blending of variegated colorways, give you endless possibilities. Knit it and fall in love over and over again.
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Short [Medium, Long]
Length: 20 [31, 52]"/51 [79, 132] cm
Width: 9"/23 cm for all sizes
Measured after blocking
This cowl is knit flat from end to end, then grafted using Kitchener Stitch to create a loop. Instructions include options for three lengths in three weights of yarn. For a wider or narrower cowl, cast on any multiple of 8 stitches + 3 stitches.
Intermediate: provisional cast on, grafting
Worsted weight version: 150 [230, 400] yards/ 140 [210, 365] meters. Shown in Malabrigo Rios, colorway Candombe.
DK weight version: 70 [275, 435] yards/ 155 [250, 400] meters.
Shown in Malabrigo Rastita, colorway Marte.
Lace weight version: 215 [350, 550] yards/ 195 [320, 500] meters]. Shown Blue Moon Fiber Arts Laci, colorway Smokey Mountain Morn.
Worsted weight: US #9/5.5 mm
DK weight: US #7/4.5 mm
Lace weight: US #3/3.25 mm
OR size to get gauge for working flat
2013 - Originally published
2020 - New layout, updated Crochet Provisional Cast On and Kitchener Stitch instructions