Hectare Cowl

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Hectare Cowl

Description

A graphic plaid spreads playfully across the surface of this cozy cowl in two sizes (petite/tall). This stranded colorwork project pairs a strong natural gray for the foreground shapes with a bright gradient yarn that provides shifting background colors in just one skein. Colors may be reversed to create softer, less distinct foreground shapes. Use soft, lofty yarns that will bloom easily for a final result with a consistent surface.

Matching Motifs: Till, Cob

Sample is petite size and knit in Kent DK, color Tide Pool (Gray), with Feederbrook Farms Entropy in Sweet Corn, a custom gradient offered exclusively to Pairings 2018 club members.

Suggested Yarn:
Stone Soup DK, Better Breakfast DK, Kent DK

Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size, drape, and yardage requirement.

Finished Sizes:
Approximately 27(54) inches in circumference and 8 inches in depth (washed and blocked)

Yarn Requirements:
Color A (Gray Solid): 145(190) yards
Color B (Color Gradient): 115(230) yards

Note: Solid yarn may be used as A or B: use the same colors consistently throughout the project

Gauge:
19 sts and 31 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on larger needles in Kent DK (unblocked)
24 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches in two-color pattern on larger needles (washed and blocked)

Needles:
Size 7US (4.5mm) circular needle for body colorwork (or size to obtain correct gauge)
Size 5US (3.75mm) circular needle for ribbing (or .75mm smaller than gauge needle)