The Ryan Chunky Cowl is a cosy and lovely cowl whose interesting texture belies the simplicity of the pattern. Berroco Ultra Alpaca Chunky is a combination of alpaca and Peruvian wool that offers both softness and wonderful stitch definition. The Ryan Cowl is appropriate for men or women. The colourway I’ve chosen here, (Tiger’s Eye Mix), perfectly illustrates the unisex nature of the pattern.
Combining a traditional stitch and some basic ribbing this cowl knits up quickly and easily. Using three different sizes of needles creates subtle shaping that allows the cowl to cover your shoulders while also being more tapered around the neck.
There are no complicated stitch combinations or crazy counting required to make this cowl. After a few rows the stitch pattern becomes fairly intuitive. The pattern as written took about 1.5 skeins of the Berroco Ultra Alpaca Chunky and just a few hours of knitting time.