Breakthrough Cowl by Amanda Leah Guthrie

Breakthrough Cowl

no longer available from 1 source show
September 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
31 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Colorwork Chart In The Round
US 4 - 3.5 mm
200 - 300 yards (183 - 274 m)
23" (58cm) Circumference / 6.25" (16cm) Tall
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After the ascent from the understory, trees enjoy abundant light and nutrients in the canopy layer. No longer struggling for scarce resources, they can be content and comfortable standing in the sun.

It can be easy to forget where we come from, especially if where we left was filled with toil and struggle. In contentment, it’s easy to trap ourselves in a happy bubble and forget about the troubles in the world around us.

But like the trees in the canopy protect precious flora and fauna, we too have a duty to protect those who are still finding their way to where we now happily thrive.

The braids in this design are a reminder to appreciate our roots and interconnections to those who have sacrificed before us to pave the way for a better life. The leaf motif symbolizes the abundance in our lives and the hope we can offer by sharing our light through openings in the shadows.


  • Tough Ram by MJ Yarns (Discontinued)
  • Weight: Fingering / 4-Ply
  • Fiber: 80% Merino Wool / 20% Nylon
  • Per Skein: 360 yards (329 meters) / 3.5 ounces (100 grams)
  • Colorways: MC: Amber; BC: Azurite
  • Skeins: MC: 1 Skeins; BC: 1 Skein
  • Amount: MC: 115 yds / 105 m; BC: 108 yds / 99 m Test Knitters used from 258-295 yards (236-270m) total


  • Colorwork Chart In The Round, Blocked: 31 stitches and 36 rows = 4” / 10cm
  • To produce even colorwork and a semi-dense fabric.


  • One 24” (60cm) + circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Sizes: US4 (3.5mm)


  • Circumference: 23” / 58cm
  • Height: 6.25” / 16cm


  • 1 removable stitch marker
  • 1 tapestry needle


  • Cast On: Choose from alternate cable cast on, alternate long-tail cast on, or two-strand tubular cast on
  • Basics: Reading written or charted instructions, working in the round, joining a second color, knitting and purling
  • Decreases: K2Tog, SSK
  • Specialty stitches: Latvian braid
  • Bind Off: Choose from ribbed bind off or tubular bind off
  • Finishing: Weaving in ends, blocking

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