Do you know Qiviut? I don’t know what the underbelly of a unicorn feels like, but I imagine it must feel like Qiviut!
Qiviut is the underwool of the muskox and softer than cashmere, warmer than sheep’s wool and doesn’t felt.
Thanks to the most awesome husband in the world, I have been the proud owner of 50 g of pure qiviut for a few years now, always waiting for the perfect pattern or stitch pattern to come along for this treasure.
I finally found the perfect stitch pattern a few weeks ago in a Japanese stitch dictionary and made the Watercourse Cowl.
After tech editing and testing, you can now make your own Watercourse Cowl and indulge in the luxury, be it with qiviut or any other yarn you love!
Watercourse Cowl combines two beautiful, yet easy to knit Japanese stitch patterns and a heavenly luxurious yarn into a stunning, amazingly soft cowl that you will never want to take off!
The stitch pattern is written out as well as charted.
Many thanks to my tech editor Michelle Hazell and my testknitters iowaknitter, katisha and whizard. Any remaining mistakes are mine.
16.5 cm [6.5”] wide, 72 cm [28.25”] around
The length is easily adjustable.
1 pattern repeat (44 sts and 24 rows = 16.5 cm [6.5”] wide and 8 cm [3”] high
Gauge is not vital for this project, but it will affect the yardage and the size of the FO.
I’m a loose knitter, so you may want to try bigger needles if you aren’t
Gold of the Arctic Qiviut 14/4, (50 g [1.76 oz], 175 m [191 yd], 100 % qiviut) 1 ball in natural.
Or ca. 175 m [191 yd] fingering weight yarn of your choice
3 mm [US 2.5] needles
3 mm Crochet hook for provisional cast on (optional)
Spare needle of the same size for 3-Needle-Bind-Off (optional)
Simple lace knitting
Provisional cast on (optional)