Color by Number Chevrons Cowl by Lee Meredith

Color by Number Chevrons Cowl

November 2013
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
2.75 stitches = 1 inch
in garter stitch
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
180 - 250 yards (165 - 229 m)
adjustable cowl size
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Color by Number patterns are made with striping, picked up stitches, and a couple yarn-carrying tricks to make for as little finishing as possible, no complex techniques like stranded knitting or intarsia!

This design is part of the Coloring Book ebook, which is a collection of knit accessory patterns all designed to make the most of your colors!

Knit up this squishy, modular, buttoning cowl in five shades of bulky yarn, making up a four-color overall chevron pattern with contrasting V’s scattered about.

Use two sets of similar colors - darker and lighter versions of the same color - for the best shaded chevron effect, or go for five totally different colors for a more crazy slanted color block design.

The size of this piece is easily adjustable, to get your favorite cowl style; you could even make it twice as long to make an extra warm and giant double-wrapping piece, for the coldest of climates.

This individual pattern is for just the Chevrons Cowl; the complete Color by Number set includes the pattern for this cowl, along with the six other sample items and full customizing details.

Color chart
The color chart is given as a color-by-number grid, so that you can fill in the colors you want to use! At the end, you’ll find some blank drawings of the cowl with the color numbers filled in, so that you can break out the colored pencils and try out some ideas.

The approximate size of this piece is 9 inches / 23 cm wide, 29 inches / 74 cm long; the length is very easily modified and the width can be changed by adjusting gauge.

You need
approx 200 yards / 183 meters total Malabrigo Chunky bulky weight yarn, in 5 colors:
-- 43 yards / 40 meters color1 (Glazed Carrot)
-- 35 yards / 32 meters color2 (Frank Ochre)
-- 57 yards / 52 meters color3 (Bobby Blue)
-- 38 yards / 35 meters color4 (Water Green)
-- 27 yards / 25 meters color5 (Pearl Ten)
size US 10 1/2 (6.5mm) needles
4 buttons, approx 1 inch / 2.5 cm across