Anni Cowl by Sarah Pope

Anni Cowl

February 2019
yarn held together
+ Sport
= Sport (12 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in cable block motif
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
500 yards (457 m)
30" lower circumference; 23" upper circumference; 8.5" height
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Inspired by Anni Albers’s woven artworks of the late 1950s, this cowl leads two strands of yarn in a dance Anna Maltz dubbed “marlisle”—the colors perform both singly and held together. Garter stitch portions of the Anni cowl use both yarns at once, while the cabled blocks are solid colored or striped with the resting yarn stranded behind. The sample uses the natural sheep hues of Abundant Earth Fiber’s Josef & Anni wool, a blend of American-grown Merino and Targhee fleeces, for atmospheric subtlety. Try it with higher contrast or bold colors for a very different effect! You’ll need 250 yards of each color.