The Fenceline Cowl pattern is a simple, drapey cowl that can be made with one skein of fingering weight yarn. It’s a great beginner project as well as one that can be used for social knitting because of it’s simplicity. The pattern features increases near the bottom of the cowl to enhance the drape. It’s also a nice pattern for that unique, hand dyed skein you’re not sure what to do with.
There are a few ways you customize the pattern.
- You can use more yarn and make the cowl taller so it stacks on top of itself
- You don’t have to make the increases.
- You can use multiple colors for each repeat thus allowing you to use all your leftover yarns — a great stash buster!
- Cast on more stitches to make it longer if you want to twist and double it up around your neck
I’ve dyed a variety of yarns that will stripe when knit in the round as shown in the left-hand photo which uses Dusty Sugar Plum. The right-hand photo uses Cathedral, a beautiful tonal yarn reminiscent of light coming through stained glass windows.