Anthos (Greek for flower) is a Scandinavian-inspired cowl with a lovely floral colorwork pattern from Mary Jane Mucklestone’s 150 Scandinavian Motifs. The cowl is knit in the round from end to end and twisted before the two ends are joined. Solid blocks of color break up the flower sections to give you a little break from the stranded colorwork and to create a fun color-and-pattern blocked look. While slightly more involved than Cruces, Flores’ colorwork is still simple and easy to memorize – and it gives you a pop of Scandinavian style without going overboard.
Specific yarn requirements:
Anzula Luxury Fibers Cricket (80% Superwash Merino, 10% Nylon, 10% Cashmere; 250 yds/ 229 m per 114g); 1 skein each in Gravity/ grey (C1), Prudence/ pink (C2), Daffodil/ yellow (C3), and Olivia/ green (C4)
Or, 440 yds/ 405 m of DK weight yarn: 170 yds/ 155 m of C1, 205 yds/ 190 m of C2, 45 yds/ 40 m of C3, and 20 yds/ 18 m of C4
US 4 (3.5 mm) needles preferred for working a small circumference in the round (e.g. 16”/ 40 cm long circular, dpns, circular long enough for Magic Loop, etc.), or size needed to obtain gauge
Second circular needle or dpns of same size
22 sts & 30 rows = 4”/ 10 cm in Stockinette st, blocked
25 sts & 28 rows = 4”/ 10 cm in stranded colorwork pattern, blocked
Meeting these exact gauges is not crucial, but any major differences will affect the size of the finished cowl as well as yardage required.
Technical editing by Tana Pageler.
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