A wonderfully warm cowl in bold houndstooth fabric that will shield you from the fiercest winds and still make a standout fashion statement. Knit completely in the round with DK or light worsted yarns, this stranded colorwork design has just the right amount of challenge for colorwork newbies. Grab one solid and one patterned yarn, then let the fun begin!
Tall sample is knit in Stone Soup DK (Color A, River Rock) with Parfait Worsted (Color B, Coffee & Cream)
Petite sample is knit in Stone Soup DK (Color A, Slate) with Green Mountain Spinnery Ragg Time DK (Color B, Appalachian Trail)
Suggested Yarn Color A (solid):
Stone Soup DK, Better Breakfast DK, Kent DK, Targhee Tango Sport, Finn Dandy 3-ply Sport
Suggested Yarn Color B (patterned):
Parfait Worsted, Green Mountain Spinnery Ragg Time, Feederbrook Farm Entropy DK
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size, drape, and yardage requirement.
Approximately 24(60) inches in circumference and 12.5(7) inches in height (washed and blocked)
Color A (solid): 255(285) yards
Color B (patterned): 180(210) yards
19 sts and 32 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on larger needle in BNWs Parfait (knit flat, washed and air-dried)
21 sts and 29 rows = 4 inches in stranded pattern on larger needle (worked in the round, washed and air-dried)
size 8US (5.0 mm) circular needles for colorwork (or size to obtain correct gauge)
size 5US (3.75 mm) circular needles for hem ribing (or 1.25 mm smaller than gauge needle)