Inspired by retro stained glass lampshades often found over billiards and pub tables, Huxley by Meghan Babin gives a groovy pop to your outerwear. This tubular cowl features a flowing motif that transitions through six heritage colors of Forge.
Worked from a small circumference, this cowl is cast on 16” circular needles and worked in a tube from the bottom up. The many ends are encased in the tube, needing only minimal securing before seaming the tube together in finishing.
Type: Digital Download
Designer: Meghan Babin
Skill Level: 3 out of 5
Yarn: Hudson + West Co. Forge (70% U.S. Merino / 30% U.S. Corriedale; 235 yds [214 m]; 3.5 oz. [100g]): MC - midnight (deep navy), 2 skeins, CC1 - cabernet (deep purple), 1 skein, CC2 - barn red (deep red), 1 skein, CC3 - red feather (burnt orange), 1 skein, CC4 - gold leaf (green-yellow), 1 skein, CC5 - mustard (yellow), 1 skein.
One Size; 35” [89 cm] final length, after blocking; 21” [53.25 cm] finished circumference, after blocking.
Size A (for cowl): US 8 [5 mm]: 16” [41 cm] circ needle or your preferred needle for small-circumference circular knitting.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Stitch marker (m); tapestry needle.
19.5 sts and 23 rnds = 4” [10 cm] in Charted Patt on Size A needle, after blocking.
Circular knitting; stranded colorwork.
About the Designer
Meghan Babin (she/her) is the co-founder of Hudson + West Co. She’s the former editor of Interweave Knits, knit.wear, and creator and editor of Wool Studio. She hails from the lower Hudson Valley region of New York where she currently lives, designs, and runs H+W HQ East. Her designs and creative work are largely inspired by the dichotomy between New York City and the wilds of the Hudson Valley. Follow her on Instagram @meggospurls. Find all her designs on Ravelry.