Aftermath by Laura Aylor


March 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches
in stranded stockinette zig-zag pattern
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 11 - 8.0 mm
175 - 665 yards (160 - 608 m)
long in worsted weight - 6.75" tall and 46" around; short in bulky weight - 6 inches tall and 25" around - easily customized for different sizes/weights/gauges
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This cowl was designed with the intention of using up bits and pieces of worsted-weight or bulky yarn, but it can be done in just two colors or as many as you like. It would also be striking in a variegated colorway paired with a solid or semi-solid. Four of the ten pattern rows are not stranded, so this is a great first colorwork project.

For the scrap versions shown, leftovers were divided into darks and lights and then alternated as color 1 and color 2. Each bit was knit with until it ran out, adding the next color in that set wherever that occurred. Adding colors in the middle of pattern repeat gives an interesting fractured effect. All those pesky ends can be joined with a knot that will be hidden inside the tube.

Different yarn weights or gauges can be easily substituted with simple adjustments in the number cast on and length knit. Yardage will vary accordingly.

Skills required:
• Provisional cast-on
• Stranded knitting
• Grafting

• Bulky version - 14 stitches and 14 rows in stranded stockinette (blocked) on US 11/8 mm needles
• Worsted version - 23 stitches and 23 rows in stranded stockinette (blocked) on US 7/4.5 mm needles

• Short, bulky version - 6” tall, 25” circumference
• Long, worsted version - 6.75” tall, 46” circumference

Yardage details:
• Short, bulky version - 175
• Long, worsted version - 660

These totals are evenly divided into darks and lights (or whatever division you plan to use).

Short sample knit in various scraps of Dragonfly Fibers Super Traveller and madelinetosh A.S.A.P. Long sample knit in Miss Babs Heartland in Bruin, Catherine, Moss, Obsidian, Oyster, Pewter, Slate, and Blackwatch.