Everyone loves a great self-striping yarn – but sometimes you want more than plain stockinette! Enter the Glorien cowl – a light sport-weight cowl perfect for cool Fall or chilly Spring days. Glorien’s slipped-stitch and subtle cable pattern manages to both interrupt AND preserve self-striping yarn. Choose a yarn with fatter stripes, such as Berry Colorful Yarnings. Bonus: Glorien also looks great in solids, semi-solids, variegated, and gradients!
Yarn (sport, includes 15% buffer):
S: 220 yards/200 m
M: 245 yards/224 m
L: 270 yards/247 m
Sample shown in size L in Berry Colorful Yarnings Saturated Sport, 80% merino/20% nylon, (325 yards/297 m per 100 g) in Yarnrita colorway
S: 19” (48 cm) around, 7” (18 cm) tall
M: 21” (53 cm) around, 7” (18 cm) tall
L: 23” (58 cm) around, 7” (18 cm) tall
Note: If you choose to make a taller or shorter cowl, it will affect how much yarn you’ll need.
3.25-mm (US size 3) needles for knitting in the round or size needed to obtain gauge. Recommend 16” (40 cm) or 24” (60 cm) circular needles.
Cable needle, if desired
Stitch marker or other way to mark beginning of round
Tapestry needle for grafting and weaving in ends
29 stitches and 43 rounds = 4 inches in charted pattern (instructions are also provided in written format)
Intermediate. Skills include knitting in the round, slipping stitches with yarn in front, simple cables.