bmc (betty mouat cowl)


Versatile, lightweight wrap or cowl in two sizes.

The BMC is available for £3.95

BMC = Betty Mouat Cowl
Versatile, lightweight wrap or cowl in two sizes.

The BMC is available for £3.95

Buy digital for (via Ravelry — you will also receive a complementary copy of issue 2 of Textisles)
Or buy print (single pattern, via MagCloud) Buy Now

Sizes
Instructions are given for two cowl sizes: a small, collar-size cowl (sample worked in Jamieson & Smith Jumper Weight) and a large, wrap-size cowl (sample worked in JC Rennie ‘unique’ Shetland). Both sizes measure 9 inches in depth; size 1 (small) measures 24.5 inches in circumference and size 2 (large) measures 91 inches in circumference.

Gauge is not crucial in this pattern: If using the J&S jumper weight, I recommend going up a needle size, to a 3.5mm / US4 to give a light and airy fabric.

Yarn Requirements

For the small size: 35 yards of each of 9 shades of fingering-weight Shetland wool. If worked to correct gauge in correct yarn, the cowl should use between 270 and 320 yards in total. For the large size: 95 yards of each of 9 shades of fingering-weight Shetland wool. If worked to correct gauge in correct yarn weight, the cowl should use between 850 and 900 yards of yarn in total.

Jamieson and Smith shades pictured: 366, FC9, FC51, 29, 141, FC24, 72, FC50, 203

Video Tutorials
If you have questions about working no-purl garter stitch, or about the cockleshell lace, you may find it helpful to watch the Betty Mouat video tutorials, demonstrated by Melanie Ireland, that you will find here




8 responses

  1. Hi Kate
    I’ve just bought the brand-new print edition of the DMC – couldn’t wait to cast on so started last night. The tutorials are great. I wondered – I know the digitial edition comes with Textisles 2. Is it included with the print pattern too? I would love to read it as it looks very interesting.
    Thanks

  2. Hello Kate. It’s time to admit that i’ve been fantasising about the bmc for a while now. The new colourway is incredible – just as you say, the colours seem to shift and you can’t quite pin them down. Definitely the most beautiful of many beautiful designs on your site. Please, as you say in your latest post, let us know if kits are available. Thanks so much

  3. I finally caved in and purchased. In general I don’t particularly like cowls, but I can’t stop looking at this. The colors, the pattern – just lovely, thank-you.

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