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.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size, drape, and yardage requirement.
Approximately 27(54) inches in circumference and 8 inches in depth (washed and blocked)
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
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)
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)