Today, I am sharing a new knitting pattern to this beautiful Altitude Cowl! Winter is coming to and end but with cold weather still lingering around, this cowl is perfect to keep you warm. Inspired by snowcapped mountains, the colorwork design adds visual interest but is also practical by making this cowl more dense and warm. This can be worn over sweaters or under coats, perfect to keep you warm like a scarf but out of the way.
The yarn that I used for this cowl in Juniper Moon Farm Herriot and has been sitting in my stash for some time waiting for the perfect pattern. It is so so soft and just lovely to work with and is truly one my of favorite yarns. This yarn is very high quality alpaca but is much more affordable than some comparable yarns. Any light worsted or sport yarn would work for this cowl, just be sure it is soft and warm enough to sit next to the sensitive skin on your neck. I have linked this yarn in the images below.
The detailing in this pattern is worked by a variation of a cable technique but does not require a cable yarn. Be sure when reading the pattern to be careful and follow the steps exactly as listed. After a couple rounds, the pattern is easy to remember and visualize. To keep from excessively curling when finished, block by soaking in lukewarm water and lay flat to dry.
Please let me know if you have any questions about how this is worked, I can explain it differently and I wouldn’t be opposed to making a photo tutorial if enough people are interested.
I hope that you enjoy the pattern to this beautiful cowl! Let me know if you have questions or need help.
With Love, Kaitlin