East of the Sun, West of the Moon Cowl by Anne Podlesak

East of the Sun, West of the Moon Cowl

February 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Colorwork Chart, worked in the round, after blocking.
US 3 - 3.25 mm
450 - 700 yards (411 - 640 m)
24" or 48" circumference x 9" high
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Enchanted by an evil witch, a prince who is in the daytime guise of a white bear, marries a peasant girl. She grows to love him and when he comes to her in the dark as a human, she lights a candle to see him, ensnaring him under the evil witch’s spell forever. To regain her true love, the maiden must travel across the mountains, east of the sun and west of the moon to find him. She is helped on her travels by gifts of a golden apple, comb and spinning wheel, and the North Wind helps speed her on her journey, where she finds her prince and breaks the evil spell.

A stranded colorwork cowl, knit in the round from the bottom hem up. The cowl features motifs of the white bear, the golden apple, the mountains east of the sun and west of the moon, and a swirling North Wind motif.

The original sample used: Elemental Affects Fingering Weight yarn, 100% Shetland wool, 118 yards/1 oz skeins in Periwinkle 1 (2) skeins, Denim 1 (2) skeins, and 1 skein each of White, Yellow, Old Gold, Baltic Blue and Musket.

This pattern is available as part of the Legendary Knits, volume 2, collection as a print/ebook collection too.