DaVinci Cowl by Mary-Ann Lammers
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DaVinci Cowl

April 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
38 repeats = 4 inches
in Gauge is not critical
US 6 - 4.0 mm
425 yards (389 m)
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Colour pooling is used to achieve the vertical blocks of colour.

I call this the DaVinci Cowl because once you “crack the code” for the number of stitches you need to produce the colour pooling you are set to go.

The pattern will explain how to find your personal code number, uniquely yours and this technique can be applied to any yarn that has the ability to pool.You will know how to unlock the code with any needle size as well. I used a 4mm for this project but please note if your yarn is thinner sock yarn you may want to go down to a 3.5mm or even a 3mm depending on your tension. SweetGeorgia is on the thicker side.

It is best if your skein has been left intact and not wound into a ball or caked yet. But there are threads in my group about all the patterns and there is an answer on what to do if your yarn is in a ball.

This is a fun project and a great way to dive into the fun of colour pooling with one skein of a beautiful hand dyed yarn. Each cowl will be uniquely yours!

(The cowl will be approx. 7 to 8 inches wide and 54” long)

I have a project page set up for using Wollmeise Yarns, called DaVinci Cowl Wollmeise.

And now a companion pattern called DaVinci Cowl Cool Water

There are many more patterns in the DaVinci series and also a variety of other patterns covering different techniques, please have a look

Come join my group www.ravelry.com/groups/mary-ann-lammers-designs
There have been many great questions covered in the group about the technique and suitable yarns. I am always around to help and many successful poolers can share their tips with you as well. We’ll get you pooling, together. Take a look at the DaVinci Cowl thread there for lots of help and advice and thanks to the wonderful knitters who have allowed me to share their projects!