Pi Cowl pattern

Pi Cowl pattern | Twisted
Pi Cowl pattern | Twisted
Pi Cowl pattern | Twisted
Pi Cowl pattern | Twisted
Brand
Twisted
Designer
Emily Williams
Yarn
Lace, Fingering, Sport, DK, or Worsted
Skill Level
Advanced beginner

Pi Cowl pattern

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Brand
Twisted
Designer
Emily Williams
Yarn
Lace, Fingering, Sport, DK, or Worsted
Skill Level
Advanced beginner

This nerdalicious multi-gauge cowl is a circle made into a circle with stripes knit according to the digits of Pi. Pi (pronounced "pie" and often written as the Greek letter π) is the circumference of a circle divided by its diameter. This ratio is always 3.14159... (with decimals to infinity) no matter how big or small the circle is!

Delivery

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Yarn

For single [double, triple] loop cowl. Split total yardage equally between at least three different colors, or as many as desired. Shown using five colors.
Lace-weight yarn: 450 [1130, 1620] yards/ 411 [1033, 1481] meters total.
Fingering-weight yarn: 415 [1000, 1500] yards/379 [914, 1372] meters total.
Sport-weight yarn: 375 [950, 1375] yards/343 [869, 1257] meters total.
DK-weight yarn: 345 [875, 1250] yards/315 [800, 1143] meters total.
Worsted-weight yarn: 310 [785, 1125] yards/283 [718, 1029] meters total.

Shown as double loop version in Knitted Wit Superwash Fingering, colorways Yellow Brick Road, Cedar, Winter’s Night, Naked, and Her Majesty.

We no longer carry the exact base shown, though we do have a similar one from Knitted Wit, and some of these colors are now discontinued. Close matches in Knitted Wit Victory Sock are:
Hyacinth (purple)
Golden Delicious (green/yellow - this one is notably different than the yellow in the sample)
Cedar (green shown)
Prussian Blue (blue)
Naked (cream shown)

Needles

16”/40cm circular sized to get gauge in the round
Lace: US #3/3.25 mm
Fingering: US #4/3.5 mm
Sport: US #6/4 mm
DK: US #7/4.5 mm
Worsted: US #9/5.5 mm

Notions

Tapestry needle, stitch marker, waste yarn

Sizes

Single [Double, Triple] loop cowl

Finished Measurements

Length: 22 [56, 80]"/56 [142, 203] cm Width: 8.5"/22 cm
Measured after blocking

Construction

This cowl is knit in the round as a tube, then the ends of the tube are grafted together to form a continuous circle. (Imagine a pretty inner tube.) The more rounds knit, the longer the cowl will be.

Gauge

Lace: 26 stitches = 4”/10 cm in stockinette
Fingering: 24 stitches = 4”/10 cm in stockinette
Sport: 22 stitches = 4”/10 cm in stockinette
DK: 20 stitches = 4”/10 cm in stockinette
Worsted:18 stitches = 4”/10 cm in stockinette

Measured after blocking. Gauge is not crucial, but will affect finished size and yardage. Gauges for each yarn weight are suggestions - pick a gauge you like for your yarn. Shown in fingering weight.

Skill Level

Advanced beginner: knitting in the round, striping. Optional: crochet provisional cast on and grafting.

Versions

2013 - published
2014 - updated for gauges from lace to worsted
2022 - layout updated, no errata