When my great-aunt Mimi, who was like a grandmother to me, passed away, I just couldnt bring myself to knit. I didnt have the energy to pick up my needles, yet I so wanted to knit. I knew I needed to knit something comforting. Then I remembered the four gorgeous skeins of cashmere that were in my stash, in a color she loved on me. The design came immediately to me. A big, warm, cozy cowl to embrace me all winter long, in luxurious cashmere that I know Mimi would have loved.
approximately 355-375 yards of aran weight or heavy worsted yarn for both the cowl (220 yards) and fingerless gloves (135-155 yards)
16 sts and 24 rows = 4 over st
One size fits all for cowl. Adult womens medium (large) for fingerless gloves. Finished measurements: 12 ½ wide at bottom of cowl and 9 ½ wide at top of cowl and 11 long for cowl 3 ½ (4) wide, unstretched and 10 ½ (10 ¾) long for fingerless gloves