Quercus Agrifolia Cowl

The Quercus Agrifolia Cowl is named for the coast live oak that grows in the canyons of my hometown. These majestic trees can grow to be hundreds of years old with elaborately gnarled, twisty trunks.

The leaves on this cowl mimic the jagged edges of the oak tree’s leaves, while the bobbles look like acorns.

This cowl is written in one size but is adjustable to be as big or small as you’d like. It’s knit in the round from the bottom ribbing up to the top. Add or remove repeats to increase or decrease the height and circumference.

It's worked up in worsted weight yarn, and needs 400 yds / 366 m. The sample was knit in Sweet Sparrow Flicker, a 4-ply 100% non-superwash Peruvian Highland wool, 218 yds (199 m) per 3.5 oz (100 g).

This is an intermediate pattern, and uses increases, decreases, knitting in the round, and bobbles.

Other patterns that share the same stitch pattern are the Laurel Hat and the Pyrifera Socks, so you can match your hand knits with each other!

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