Boxing Clever Cowl


This is Boxing Clever, a bulky weight cowl by Susan Ashcroft of Stitchnerd Designs. It’s available, free, on Ravelry. I decided to splurge a bit and use the yarn the pattern calls for: Malabrigo Mecha. I used the Indiecita colorway. As is often true of Malabrigo, which is not released in dye lots, the skeins were extremely different. So I alternated skeins. That was quite easily done working in the round.

I cast on 108 stitches (a few extra), on size 11 US,  because I decided I wanted an extravagantly oversized cowl that I could pull over my head if I wanted to.


Such a pretty thing. And in superwash it will also be easy-care. I knit only 4 repeats, instead of 5, and ended up with a cowl that is 16 inches by 9 inches, laid flat.


I enjoyed this knit enough to make two. Here’s Boxing Clever, slightly smaller. I cast on 90 stitches, again made 4 boxes (2 repeats of the 24-round pattern). This cowl turned out to be 8.5 inches by 11.5 inches in Valley Yarns Valley Superwash Bulky left over from yarn I purchased to knit my¬†Welcome Home Blanket.


A nice creamy white. An excellent, and simple, pattern.


Boxing Clever has been the Black Sheep Knitting Guild winter knit-a-long. Great choice Harriet!