Loden, Many Ways, is a 4-in-1 pattern. Instructions are given for an infinity cowl, scarf, throw, and a traditional cowl, which is worked in the round. The sample shown is the infinity cowl, which is worked flat and then closed into a loop with buttons. It can be worn in a variety of ways, but my personal favorite is the double loop buttoned with right sides facing out, as shown in the photos. Style it to suit your personality and go off into the cold with a bit of panache!

The sample is shown in Shalimar Yarns Haven in the “Loden” colorway. The pattern is suitable for intermediate knitters, with basic knowledge of lace and cabling. Please see specific required skills below. Instructions are both written and charted. The pattern has been professionally tech edited to reduce the possibility for error, but if you have questions or believe that you have found an error, please contact me.

The individual pattern is available for purchase in pdf format for $6.

Or, you can purchase the Loden Accessories ebook for $12.


required skills

circular knitting (traditional cowl only)
cabling
lace knitting
increasing (yo, m1p (explained))
decreasing (k2tog, k3tog, p2tog, ssk, sssk(explained))

finished measurements
Infinity Cowl, Scarf & Throw

9 ½ (9 ½, 44)” / 24.5 (24.5, 112) cm wide.
60 (60, 51 ½)” / 152.5 (152.5, 131 ) cm long.

Traditional Cowl
23” / 58.5 cm circumference.
13” / 33 cm high.

yarn
Infinity Cowl, Scarf & Throw

2 (2, 8) skeins Shalimar Yarns Haven in “Loden”; 247 yds / 226 m per 3.5 oz / 1 00 g; 63% merino wool / 37% tussah silk.

490 (490, 1930) yds / 450 (450, 1770) m light worsted weight yarn.

Traditional Cowl

2 skeins Shalimar Yarns Haven in “Loden”; 247 yds / 226 m per 3.5 oz / 100 g; 63% merino wool / 37% tussah silk.

310 yds / 290 m light worsted weight yarn.

needles & notions
Infinity Cowl

US 7 (4.5 mm) straight or circular needles.
OR size necessary to make gauge.
4 buttons, 1 ” / 2.5 cm in diameter.
removable stitch markers
cable needle
darning needle
thread
sewing needle

Scarf
US 7 (4.5 mm) straight or circular needles.
OR size necessary to make gauge.
removable stitch markers
cable needle
darning needle

Throw
US 7 (4.5 mm) 32” / 80 cm circular needles.
OR size necessary to make gauge.
removable stitch markers
cable needle
darning needle

Traditional Cowl
US 7 (4.5 mm) 16” / 40 cm circular needles.
OR size necessary to make gauge.
removable stitch markers
cable needle
darning needle

gauge
Using US 7 (4.5 mm) needles, pattern a measures 3¾” / 9.5 cm wide and 1 ¾” / 4.5 cm high; pattern b measures 2” / 5 cm wide and 6 ¾” / 1 7 cm high, after blocking.

construction
The Infinity Cowl, Scarf & Thow are worked flat from side to side. The Traditional Cowl is worked in the round from the bottom up. The Infinity Cowl uses 4 buttons for closure.