An Interesting Cowl Experiment, Part One Design

An Interesting Cowl Experiment, Part One Design

Here is the link to the pattern I used for inspiration.

When I saw it it had been shared form here.  It is a free pattern.

When knitting this you do it flat and sew it together. I am not a great sewer and it would end up not looking very good. So I want to figure out how to do it over a resist.  It will also take up a lot less room when felting if it is around a resist.

I cut a piece of paper 36 inches by 9 inches.  The pattern is 34 inches long but it was easier for me to measure 3 feet. I have footmarks along the edge of my table. The 9 was a guess.

Next was figuring out the folding. the pattern has the cowl divided into 3 and you join it fold to fold. This is what happens when you try that with paper. You can’t align them properly because the bottom is bigger than the top.

I adjusted the folds until they aligned properly and taped it again. Then I folded it in half along the length.

This is going to be too small. It works with knitting because it has stretch, felt and paper do not. It makes an interesting hat.

I decided to slide it down to my neck. It was just manageable. I turned it over too.

So 3 feet isn’t the right length. I will try 4 feet.

This one worked well. it goes on fairly easy and it is not tight around my neck.  Of course, it won’t be as stiff as the paper.

It won’t be as bulky as the knit one but I think it will still be nice.  I may have it done in time to be another item for the 3rd quarter challenge.  There is still time for you to join in too. You can share your items on the forum.






14 thoughts on “An Interesting Cowl Experiment, Part One Design

  1. That’s exactly the kind of zany thing with paper and tape that we do too! But it’s the only way to get what you want isn’t it? It’s good to see your process.

    Good luck with the making. A cowl is ideal for the colder months and would fit right in to the challenge.

  2. Pattern making is difficult sometimes but looks like you’ve got it down to where you need it. I look forward to seeing the finished product.

  3. You appear to have solved your Fiddly conundrum.
    Looking forward to seeing how you now work your fibre over the resist….it will be a ‘fun’ challenge I’m sure!
    I’ve recently created aN experimental continuous paper spiral but haven’t yet Translated it to the felted version, I’m still working out the best method.

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