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Itha-Cowl, a poncho that starts as a cowl!
Itha-Cowl is worked from the top down. It begins with corrugated ribbing that flows in a single “Creek” created by vertical stranding.
The creek then explodes into a waterfall that is surrounded by colorwork “rain.” The rain turns into a downpour and then transitions to Winter with a traditional motif that reminds me of snowflakes (or flowers).

The bottom hem is finished off with more corrugated ribbing to balance the piece out.
The pattern includes a headband that you can use for swatching the colorwork at the bottom of the poncho!


MC- 740 (780, 890, 950) yards [676 (716, 814, 868) meters] sport weight yarn
CC- 260 (285, 310, 340) yards [238 (260, 283, 311) meters] sport weight yarn
Yarn I Used:
MC- Harrisville Designs, Flywheel, (100% wool; 170 yd [155 m]/ 1.75 oz [50 g])
CC- Feederbrook Farm, Entropy 2-ply (100% Blue Faced Leicester; 500 yd [457 m]/ 5.3 oz [150 g])

US Size 6 [4 mm] 24-inch circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge (for neck and shoulders)
US Size 6 [4 mm] 32-inch circular needle or longer, or size needed to obtain gauge (for body)
US Size 8 [5 mm] 32-inch circular needle or longer, or size needed to obtain gauge (for colorwork)
Note: You may need to change needle size for the colorwork section to maintain gauge
Tapestry needle
Stitch markers

S (M, L, 1X)
Shown in size S on a 33” full bust.
Shown in size M on a 38” full bust.

18 sts x 26 rnds = 4”/10 cm in MC in Stockinette stitch, blocked on smaller needle
20 sts x 26 rnds = 4”/10 cm in colorwork, blocked on larger needle
Note: Make sure to block before measuring for accuracy!