Gathered up around your neck or draped around your shoulders, the Converging Lines Cowl adds not only form and function to your wardrobe, but a bit of panache, too!

Converging Lines Cowl | Purl Soho

It may look complex, but this piece is a case of the sum being greater than its parts. The “converging lines” are nothing more than a once-a-round strategically placed knitting 2 together. Knitting flat for the split at the bottom, you then join into the round and gradually decrease your way to the top. Simple!

Converging Lines Cowl | Purl Soho

We credit our beautiful Season Alpaca for the lovely drape of this extra-warm and cozy cowl. It’s heavy enough to ward off drafts, yet light enough to layer under (or over!) your coat.

Converging Lines Cowl | Purl Soho

A clever way to keep warm without adding bulky layers, our Converging Lines Cowl is certainly practical… But super pretty, too!

Converging Lines Cowl | Purl Soho

Designed for Purl Soho by Joelle Hoverson.

Materials

  • 3 skeins of Purl Soho’s Season Alpaca, 100% baby alpaca. We made one cowl in Heirloom White and one in Dove Gray.
  • US 5, 24-inch circular needles
  • US 5, 16-inch circular needles

Gauge

Unblocked: 40 stitches x 28 rows/ rounds = 4 inches in 2 x 2 rib, unstretched

Blocked: 37 stitches x 30 rows/ rounds = 4 inches in 2 x 2 rib, unstretched

Size

Finished width at bottom, from one side of split to other, unstretched

  • Unblocked: 28 inches
  • Blocked: 30 inches

Finished circumference at top, unstretched

  • Unblocked: 18 inches
  • Blocked: 20 inches

Finished height from bottom to top, unstretched

  • Unblocked: 17 1/2 inches
  • Blocked: 16 1/2 inches

Pattern

With longer needles and using a Long Tail Cast On, cast on 280 stitches.

Working back and forth in rows, turning the work between each row…

Row 1 (wrong side):  Slip 1 purlwise with yarn in front (wyif), *p2, k2, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, p2, slip 1 purlwise wyif.

Row 2 (right side):  K3, *p2, k2, repeat from * to last 5 stitches, p2, k3.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 4 inches from cast-on edge, ending with Row 1.

Next Row (right side): K3, *p2, k2, repeat from * to last 5 stitches, p2, k1, k2tog. [279 stitches]

Now working in the round…

Next Round: With right side facing you, join into the round with a k2tog, place marker, k1, *p2, k2, repeat from * to last 5 stitches, p2, k1, k2tog. [277 stitches]

Decrease Round: Work in established pattern, knitting the knits and purling the purls as they appear, to last 2 stitches, k2tog. [1 stitch decreased]

Repeat the Decrease Round every round until 177 stitches remain, switching to the 16-inch needles when necessary.

Bind off in stitch pattern.

Weave in ends and block if desired!

Converging Lines Cowl | Purl Soho