Color Swatch Cowl by Jill Zielinski
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Color Swatch Cowl

Knitting
August 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 6 rows = 1 inch
in stranded colorwork in the round, blocked
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
105 - 525 yards (96 - 480 m)
standard cowl and infinity scarf version
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Picking colors is half the fun in this bold and graphic colorwork cowl worked in worsted weight yarn. In addition to options for either an infinity scarf or a standard cowl there are instructions for a second version in fingering weight yarn. This design is knit in the round, using a provisional cast on and Kitchener stitch grafting. The Color Swatch Cowl is an addicting knit and a great option for a knitter new to colorwork.

Worsted Weight Infinity Scarf Measurements:
Approx 7.25” / 18.5cm tall x 50” / 127cm circ

Worsted Weight Cowl Measurements:
Approx 7.25” / 18.5cm tall x 25” / 64cm circ

Yarn for Worsted Version: The Plucky Knitter Scholar 75% Merino, 25% Cashmere; 255 yd / 233m. One skein each in colors Strawberry Wine (C1), Princess Phone (C2), Wintery Mix (C3), Vintage Icebox (C4), Cassidy (C5). (See photos below for alternate worsted colorway)

OR for standard cowl approx 105 yd / 96m of each color in a similar worsted weight yarn.

OR for infinity scarf approx 185 yd / 169m of each color in a similar worsted weight yarn.

Needles for Worsted Weight Version:
US8 / 5mm 16” / 40cm circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge. Extra needle same size for grafting

Gauge for Worsted Weight Version:
5 sts x 6 rows = 1” / 2.5cm in chart pattern in the round, blocked

Fingering Weight Infinity Scarf Measurements:
Approx 7.5” / 19cm tall x approx 54” / 137cm circ

Fingering Weight Cowl Measurements:
Approx 7.5” / 19cm tall x approx 27” / 69cm circ

Yarn for Fingering Weight Version: The Plucky Knitter Oxford 75% Merino, 25% Cashmere; 430 yd / 393m. One skein each in colors Tiny Bubbles (C1), Highlighter (C2), High Cotton (C3), Fat Fish Blue (C4), Good Old Days (C5).

OR for standard cowl approx 198 yd / 181m of each color in a similar fingering weight yarn.

OR for infinity scarf approx 350 yd / 321m of each color in a similar fingering weight yarn.

Needles for Fingering Weight Version:
US4 / 3.5mm 16” / 40cm circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge. Extra needle same size for grafting

Gauge for Fingering Weight Version:
6 sts x 7 rows = 1” / 2.5cm in chart pattern n the round, blocked

Notions:
Stitch markers
Tape measure
Scrap yarn
Tapestry needle

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