Garden of Zinn cowl by Ursula Almeida

Garden of Zinn cowl

Knitting
November 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches
in stranded stockinette in the round, blocked
US 6 - 4.0 mm
72 - 116 yards (66 - 106 m)
Small, Large
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Walking through our small beach town, I was stopped by the classic beauty of a Zinnia. The grand size of the flower caught my eye but it was the complex subtleties that drew my full attention. Inspired by this striking magenta flower with tiny yellow stars popping up in the middle like flowers within a flower, Garden of Zinn was born.

Knit in the round, the Garden of Zinn cowl begins with a ribbed edge, transitions to a charted two-color stranded knitting stockinette body, then back to a ribbed edge. This cowl fits comfortably close to the neck so choose yarn you know to be soft on the skin.


Finished dimensions, flat & blocked (WxH):
Small - 9.75 x 9” (24.75 x 22.75cm)
Large - 11 x 9” (28 x 22.75cm)

Techniques:
Knitting in the round, stranded knitting 2 colors per round, working from a chart for color placement

Skill Level:
Adventurous beginner to intermediate

Yardage/weight estimates (for largest size):
MC (garnet in sample) 116yds / 53g
CC (Noro in sample) 72yds / 26g

Materials:
Stitch markers, darning needle

Notes:
Row gauge determines the height of the cowl. Approximate measurements after completing the chart are provided so that you may adjust accordingly.