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Colourwheel Cowl

Knitting
December 2012
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
197 - 440 yards (180 - 402 m)
single or double loop - as long as you have enough yarn you can decide as you go along

This pattern is no longer available individually, but now comes as part of a 3-pattern collection: 3 patterns for 4 euros.

Please note that the 4 euros is a discounted price for the 2 scarves with the cowl thrown in as a bonus. If you have a copy of colourwheel cowl - I’m afraid it’s still 4 euros for the 2 scarf patterns. If you previously purchased Samothrace Wings you should have received an update allowing you to download all 3 FOR FREE.


Garter stitch, bias knitting and short rows to really play with the stripes in your yarn.

It sounds tricky, but as long as you don’t mind counting on a quarter of all the rows, it’s not at all. In heavier weights it’s a super quick knit.

For more info there’s a KAL thread here; this was originally a mystery KAL.

Works best with handspun like you see in the first photo or self-striping yarn.

You could use a variegated yarn, but the effect will be much more subtle.

You can knit it in any weight from fingering - aran with an appropriate needle size.

There is only one stitch count which means that the depth of the cowl will vary according to the thickness of the yarn.

I think it works best as a single loop in heavier yarns and a double loop in fingering weight.

For the single loop you’ll need less than 200m; for the double loop about 400m.

Stitches used:

knit
kfb
k2tog
wrap and turn (but you don’t pick up the wraps so this is easy)