Pathfinder buff

textured cowl

Knits and purls make a subtle, graphic texture, while shaping creates a cowl that slips over your head and flares at the bottom to fit perfectly under your coat or hoodie. Make it in a semisolid gray for a wardrobe staple or pick your favorite bright hand-dyed DK weight to add a pop of color to your outfit. It’s worked from the top down and can easily be modified to be longer.


finished size

17 3/4” (45 cm) top circumference, 19” (48.5 cm) bottom circumference, 
and 10” (25.5 cm) long.



159 yd (145 m) DK weight (#3 Light). 
Shown here: Hazel Knits Lively DK (90% superwash merino, 10% nylon; 275 yd 251 m/130 g): color White Wing Dove, 1 skein.



Size U.S. 5 (3.75 mm): 16” (40 cm) circular (cir). 
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.



Marker (m); tapestry needle.



19 sts and 29 rnds = 4” (10 cm) over chart patt.

Learn more about this pattern on my blog.



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