I bought some beautiful yarn at Rhinebeck Sheep & Wool festival this year, and one of those yarns inspired this pattern. When you have beautiful yarn, you don't need a lot going on in your pattern. This linen stitch cowl has a small amount of shaping around the bottom half to form to your shoulders and keep you nice and warm! Size: One size ~ though if you change the cast on amount you can change the neck opening size (23 inches as written). Yarn: Blue Moon Twisted! In Waltzing Loelia: 100: Merino Wool, 8 oz Needles: US 8/5.00 mm Gauge: 22 sts in linen st in 4" Stitches and Skills used: CO ~ cast on K ~ knit M1L ~ make 1 left (explained) M1R ~ make 1 right (explained) BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY CO ~ cast on K ~ knit M1L ~ make 1 left (explained) M1R ~ make 1 right (explained) GAUGE 22 sts in linen st in 4"