Formerly top-secret, this declassified release of CIA Cowl invites everyone to knit up their own code combination! Knit the base cowl, then choose coding materials like I-cord, crochet chain, or ribbon to connect the dots in your own personal secret code. With over a million combinations it is up to you to decide, will you blend in or stand out in your CIA Cowl?
The tech edited and test knit pattern is fully written. The pattern includes 6 pre-coded secret messages as well as a chart with directions for creating your own. Check out the MKAL FO thread for some additional inspiration! There is a how-to demonstration of the Icord Cast On and Icord Bind Off techniques of the Knit Eco Chic blog here.
40”/ 101.5cm around by 7”/ 18cm tall. Easy to customize!
218 yds/ 199m DK weight eco yarn. Sample shown in Linen Tanguis from socially responsible yarn co, Americo Original. Single skein info: 218 yds/ 199m per 100g/ 3.53oz. 50% linen & 50% Peruvian Tanguis cotton.
US 6/ 4mm circular needles
1 Stitch marker
Cowl yarn in contrasting color with US 5/ 3.75mm DPNs (if creating I-cords as shown) or G-6/ 4mm crochet hook (if creating crocheted chains)
Ribbon, Suede Lacing, or Accent of Choice
20 sts and 26 rows over 4”/ 10cm. Note: exact gauge is not critical to this design. Gauge variations may impact final size and yardage requirements.
Knit either the top secret version and follow in the path of secret knitting agents before you or knit the declassified version to get field-ready in just a few hours.