Our Nine-Note Bundles always strike a beautiful chord, and with the rhythmic texture of our Arpeggio Cowl, each rising note has its moment to shine.

Arpeggio Cowl | Purl Soho

This cowl has loads of beauty and character packed into a very simple, beginner-friendly combination of knits and purls.

Arpeggio Cowl | Purl Soho

Stitches work together in an easy six-row progression, creating cascading triangles that rise and fall across the fabric’s surface… Movement which highlights the color shifts of our extraordinary Nine-Note Bundles.

Arpeggio Cowl | Purl Soho

Each Nine-Note Bundle is a carefully calibrated scale of nine skeins, ranging from very pale to very saturated. The fiber is an incredibly soft mix of 80% extra fine merino and 20% baby alpaca, which lends the perfect warmth and drape for a wrapped cowl.

Arpeggio Cowl | Purl Soho

We now have nine gorgeous Nine-Note palettes, including this punchy Pomelo and fresh-flower Begonia, so cast on and strike a chord with your favorite!

Arpeggio Cowl | Purl Soho

Designed for Purl Soho by Keith Foster. 

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Materials

Arpeggio Cowl | Purl Soho

A Purl Soho Nine-Note Bundle, which includes…

  • 9 skeins of 80% extra fine merino wool and 20% baby alpaca yarn. Each skein is 100 yards/ 50 grams; approximately 710 yards required. We used the colors Pomelo and Begonia. NOTE: This yarn is only available in the Nine-Note Bundle.

You will also need…

GAUGE

21 stitches and 36 rounds = 4 inches in Stitch Pattern (see Notes)

SIZE

Finished Dimensions: Approximately 12 inches high x 55 inches in circumference

NOTES

COLORS A–I

The darkest color skein is Color A; the next darkest skein is Color B; the next darkest skein is Color C, and so on to the lightest color skein, Color I.

STITCH PATTERN

Written Instructions

Worked over a multiple of 6 stitches, in the round.

Round 1: *K5, p1, repeat from * to end of round.

Round 2: P1, *k3, p3, repeat from * to last 5 stitches, k3, p2.

Round 3: P2, *k1, p5, repeat from * to last 4 stitches, k1, p3.

Round 4: K2, *p1, k5, repeat from * to last 4 stitches, p1, k3.

Round 5: K1, *p3, k3, repeat from * to last 5 stitches, p3, k2.

Round 6: *P5, k1, repeat from * to end of round.

Work Rounds 1–6 for pattern.

Chart Instructions

NOTE: New to reading charts? Unravel the mysteries with our Reading A Chart Tutorial!

Begin this chart in the bottom right corner. Read every row from right to left. Work your way up the chart to the top line.

Worked over a multiple of 6 stitches, in the round.

Work Rounds 1–6 for pattern.

Key
Arpeggio Cowl | Purl Soho
Chart
Arpeggio Cowl | Purl Soho

NOTE: Want to see it bigger? Download this chart (and key) as a PDF!

PATTERN

With Color A, cast on 288 stitches. We used a basic Long Tail Cast On.

Place stitch marker and join for working in the round, being careful not to twist the stitches.

Knit 6 rounds even.

Continuing with Color A, work Rounds 1–6 of Stitch Pattern (see Notes) 1 time.

Cut Color A and join Color B.

With Color B, work Rounds 1–6 of Stitch Pattern 2 times.

Cut Color B and join Color C.

With Color C, work Rounds 1–6 of Stitch Pattern 2 times.

Cut Color C and join Color D.

Continue in this pattern, working Rounds 1-6 of Stitch Pattern 2 times for Colors D-H.

Cut Color H and join Color I.

With Color I, work Rounds 1–6 of Stitch Pattern 1 time.

Knit 6 rounds even.

FINISHING

Bind off knitwise.

Weave in ends and gently wet block.

Arpeggio Cowl | Purl Soho
Arpeggio Cowl | Purl Soho