Mont Tremblant Cowl

Designed for my Fall 2019 Knit For Fun Retreat in Mont Tremblant, Quebec, Canada, this cowl features cables and directional decreases in a diagonal pattern that makes me think of ski and snowboard tracks in the snow. The relatively simple pattern repeats over 18 stitches and 6 rounds and is easily memorized. The yarn, a delightful DK-weight blend of 90% superwash merino and 10% silk was specially dyed by Canadian dyer Julie Asselin in a colorway inspired by the blue water of Lac Tremblant and called “Knit For Fun.”

Both charted and written instructions are provided.

To change the circumference of the cowl, add or subtract cast-on stitches in multiples of 18. Every 18 stitches added or subtracted will change the circumference by about 2 3/4″ (7 cm). You may need more yarn if you make the cowl larger.

To change the height of the cowl, add or subtract multiples of the 6-round pattern. Every 6 rounds added or subtracted will change the height by about 3/4″ (2 cm). You may need more yarn if you make the cowl taller.

For easier knitting, place a marker after every 18-stitch repeat.

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