Knitters have often combined the entrelac knitting technique and yarn dyed with long color changes with spectacular results. But, the combination of entrelac and a gradient dyed yarn appeared unexplored. In CodaChrome, a single skein of knitcircus’ Calliope is worked into circular entrelac cowl, and the result is a marriage made in heaven.
This pattern is intended for knitters with some experience, however, the directions are written for success for a first time entrelac knitter. If you can knit stockinette and pick up stitches, you can do entrelac.
Before blocking: 7”/17.5 cm tall and 23”/58 cm in circumference
After blocking: 7¾”/19.5 cm tall and 28½”/72 cm in circumference
Knitcircus Yarns Calliope (80% superwash merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon; 230 yds/100 g), 1 skein. Shown in colorway Race to the Cookie Jar.
24” circular needle, size US #5/3.75 mm
12 Stitch markers (with one different to indicate the beginning of round)
21 sts and 30 rows over 4”/ 10 cm in stockinette stitch
Although gauge is not critical in most cowl patterns, for this cowl you should match, or you risk running out of yarn.
Skills Needed to Successfully Complete This Pattern: follow directions closely, cast on, work in the round on circular needle, knit, purl, ribbing, stockinette stitch, slip stitches, use markers, purl two sts together and ssk decreases, pick up sts knitwise and purlwise.