Arbor Cowlyoke by Stephen West

Arbor Cowlyoke

October 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
535 - 540 yards (489 - 494 m)
One Size
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This pattern also comes with PDFs to knit the Ribron Cowl (4 skeins of Arbor) and the Arbor Moss Shawl (8 skeins of Arbor).

I designed this cozy pattern especially for the debut of Brooklyn Tweed Arbor hand dyed by House of A La Mode in Portland, Oregon. I spent a colorful weekend with Heather Dean Bostic of House of A La Mode yarns to curate and dye custom Arbor kits for Stephen & Penelope in Amsterdam. Our creative time was spent basically diving into boxes in the BT warehouse with every skein sticking to our hands like velcro as we drove off with a box filled with new yarn babies.

Heather meticulously crafted each color to coordinate with a light-to-dark palette of Arbor solids as I yelled, “More speckles!” all weekend. We had a blast concocting each color for your knitting pleasure and I hope you take the time to admire more of Heather’s dyeing artistry.

Select three solid colors and one hand dyed beauty to knit this cowl + yoke aka Cowlyoke! The cowl begins with two-color brioche and garter stitch panels knit on a bias followed by stockinette and reverse stockinette panels for the spiraling yoke. Stripe and fade the colors together towards the hemmed edge. You can choose a picot hem or a regular straight hem to complete this elegant accessory.*

Sizes: One Size

Finished Measurements: 19” / 48cm neck circumference, 9” / 23cm neck length, 6.5” / 17cm yoke depth (customizable), 41” / 104cm yoke circumference.

Yarn: DK weight

Yardage: Color A (lightest) - 135yds / 123m
Color B (speckled) - 145yds / 133m
Color C (medium) - 110yds / 101m
Color D (darkest) - 145yds / 133m

Shown in: Brooklyn Tweed Arbor
Color A - Thaw (light silver)
Color C - Heron (medium gray)
Color D - Humpback (dark gray)

Brooklyn Tweed Arbor hand dyed by House of A La Mode
Color B - Glitter Clouds (gray with rainbow speckles)

Needles: 40” US 6 / 4mm circular
Magic loop method is used for knitting in the round.

Notions: 12 stitch markers, tapestry needle

Gauge: 23 sts & 32 rounds = 4” / 10cm in stockinette stitch