The Stormtrooper in Stilettos Cowl pattern is named after one of my favourite Queen songs – She Makes Me (Stormtrooper in Stilettoes). The central cable panel is delicate and interesting in the way it ebbs and flows from loops to lines. The delicacy is like the stilettoes, but the lines is reminiscent of row upon row of men.
The cowl is knitted as a double fabric in the round. It has the stitch effect on the front and plain stocking stitch on the back. It can be made narrower or longer to suit the wearer’s personal preference. Once the pattern is established this is a great project to do in front of the TV. It uses a provisional cast on and then the two ends are joined together with Kitchener stitch.
The cowl was knitted in WYS Signature 4ply (75% wool, 25% nylon) in colourway Dusty Miller 129. It comes in small, medium and large. The yarn is made with 40% Wool, 35% Bluefaced Leicester, 25% Nylon and has approximately 400 meters per 100 gram ball.
This pattern wouldn’t be possible without the help of my tech editor, Linda at TabithaThomas or my wonderful test knitters.
The cowl patter is also quite quick to knit up so would make a great last minute gift if you find yourself needing to whip something up from your stash.
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This easy, fast-knit cowl is a sure winner for Christmas or gift knitting. I’ve designed the cowl in three widths (or heights) but you can easily also adjust the length to make a longer loop, but you’ll need more yarn.
If you prefer a neutral colour, like the samples I’ve shown, it’ll go with pretty much anything. Don’t, however, be afraid of a bold or bright colour to make a real statement piece to go with your best Winter coat.
If you fancy a heavier weight cowl, you could make the shortest width/height using a thicker yarn, a DK or Worsted for example, use larger needles, it’d be lovely and warm for Winter.add to cart show cart
|Published in||Emma Sadler’s Ravelry Store|
|Category||Neck / Torso → Cowl|
|Suggested Yarn||West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4 Ply|
|Yarn Weight||Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi)|
|Gauge/Tension||28 stitches and 32 rows = 10 cm in Stocking stitch in the round|
|Needle Size||US 3 – 3.25 mm|
|Yardage||219 – 383 yards (200 – 350 m)|
|Sizes Available||Width: 33 (35.5, 38) cm/13 (15, 15) ins Length: 53cm/21ins|
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As always, when I’m knitting for the knitworthy members of my family or dear friends, I consider how they’re going to wear it, wash it, the colours they love and what styles they wear.
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