Blueshift Loop by Heather Boyd

Blueshift Loop

July 2015
Lace ?
5 stitches and 4.5 rows = 1 inch
in Stockinette, double-stranded
US 8 - 5.0 mm
350 - 700 yards (320 - 640 m)
Narrow: 6" by 65"; Wide: 12" by 65"
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Like wavelengths of light decreasing in frequency in a spectrum blueshift, the striped sections in this cowl decrease in width as you knit. Wear it long or looped, narrow or wide, with lace or without; combine two or more cowls for a wardrobe statement that says “casual, but classy”, or 2 yarn colors for even more fun. The rolled edge mimics the relaxed look of stretchy jersey fabric, and the lightweight wool is perfect for even warm-weather-wear.

One hank of Prairie Short Skeins will make 2 narrow cowls or one wide cowl. Two hanks can make 2 narrow (one in each color) and one wide (striped, with both colors) cowl!

Thanks to the lovely Laura Zander for modeling!