Gradient Cowl by Purl Soho

Gradient Cowl

November 2014
Light Fingering ?
20 stitches = 4 inches
in seed stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1600 - 1610 yards (1463 - 1472 m)
One Size
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This pattern is available for free.


  • 5 skeins of Purl Soho’s Line Weight, 100% merino wool, in 5 colors. Each skein is 494 yards/ 100 grams; approximately 1610 yards required. We used Super Pink, Pink Grapefruit, Ballet Pink, Heirloom White, and Yellow Yellow. (NOTE: Some colors are no longer available.)


  • 5 skeins Purl Soho’s Linen Quill, 50% wool, 35% alpaca, and 15% linen. Each skein is 439 yards/ 100 grams; approximately 1,600 yards required. We used Pale Oats, Pale Mushroom, Rose Granite, Oatmeal Gray, and Salt + Pepper. (For more on the Linen Quill version, click here.)

You will also need…

20 stitches = 4 inches in seed stitch, holding two strands of yarn together

Finished dimensions: approximately 12 inches wide by 58 inches in circumference

This is knit pulling two strands of yarn together. If you knit it with one, thicker yarn, you’ll only need approximately 805 yards.

Designed by Purl Soho designer, Gina Rockenwagner. Click here to see even more of Gina’s designs!