The great thing about investing in stranded color work is the nice payoff at the end—a soft, cushy fabric that is so cozy, you won’t want to leave the house without it. While a bit complex, this design—worked completely in the round—is flexible for those who like to experiment. Pattern includes a chart for the color layout as shown, as well as a chart with a blank background for working the cowl in just two colors or in a unique colorway if desired.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and drape.
Suggested Yarns: Bare Naked Wools Stone Soup DK, Confection Sport, or Kent DK, Briar Rose Nate’s Yarn, 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: 25 inches in circumference and 9 inches in depth (blocked)
Yarn Requirements: 185 yards of one main color and 75 yards each of three 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 (knit flat, 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)