Here is a stash-busting, stocking stuffing, super cozy cowl to knit now for yourself and again in different shades for holiday giving—the perfect chill chaser for anyone on your list and a great teacher gift, too. Its intricate patterning and texture hold a little secret—in real life, it is extremely quick, easy, and entertaining to work in the round using two or three colors; it’s the perfect sideline knitting project, even the second and third time. Pattern includes instructions for two lengths and several color arrangements.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and drape.
Suggested Yarns: Bare Naked Wools Confection Sport, Stone Soup DK or Kent DK, Briar Rose Fourth of July, Kauni Wool 8/2 Effektgarn, Briggs & Little Sport, Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sport, Imperial Yarn Tracie Too Sport, Mountain Meadow Wool Cody, Östergötlands Ullspinneri Visjögarn, Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Sport, or any soft, lofty sport yarn that knits to pattern gauge.
Finished Size: 26(54) inches in circumference and 7.5 inches in depth (blocked)
Yarn Requirements: 100(200) yards of one main color and 55(110) yards each of two contrasting colors
Note: yardage stated is for pattern as written; changes in color arrangements may cause actual yardage to vary.
Gauge: 19 sts and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on larger needles (unwashed, unblocked)
size 8US (5.0 mm) 24(32)-inch circular needle (or size to obtain correct gauge)
size 6US(4.0 mm) 24(32)-inch circular needle (or 1.0 mm smaller than gauge needle)