Cowls Just Wanna Have Fun by Amy Pickard

Cowls Just Wanna Have Fun

September 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1400 - 1600 yards (1280 - 1463 m)
Ver 1: 15cm wide by 130cm long. Ver 2: 15cm wide by 50cm long (buttoned)
This pattern is available for £2.50 GBP buy it now

I’m old enough to remember the 80s (I know, it’s hard to believe, but it’s true!) and my inspiration for these two cowls comes from a totally awesome hooded crop top I used to own. It was covered in geometric patterns in neon colours, all on a black background. I loved that top. Sadly, it is no more, but luckily I could recreate it using this fabulously bright gradient set.
I provide two versions, both of which are ripe for stashbusting. Do you chose Version 1, inspired by the crop top, or Version 2 which was simply a stitch pattern I created when I was playing with the colour layout?
Both cowls begin with a provisional cast on and are knit in the round on a circular needle. Version 1 has its ends grafted to each other to create a tube. Version 2 has it’s ends grafted to themselves and is fastened with buttons.

You will need 100g of an MC and 5 contrasting colours for version 1, and 5 colours for version 2.

Version 1 Woo Sheeps Angus Gradient pack in Boogie Nights 5 x 20g (85m/93yds each colour), plus 100g (400m/440yds) MC
Version 2 Woo Sheeps Angus Gradient pack in Boogie Nights 5 x 10g (42m/48yds each colour)