Gradient Wrap Cowl by Elizabeth Smith
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Gradient Wrap Cowl

Knitting
November 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
4.5 stitches = 1 inch
in St st
US 8 - 5.0 mm
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Gradient Wrap Cowl is an easy and fast project that takes a slightly different twist on the traditional cowl. It is knit lengthwise (working back and forth on a circular needle), and features 3 different sections of stripes using 3 different colors to create a gradient affect. Once complete, stitches are picked up on either end to create button bands.

The finished piece looks like a scarf (and can be worn that way too if you prefer), but you can also wrap it around your neck and then button to secure in place to wear as a cowl.

Pattern Information:

Gauge: 4.5 sts = 1” in St st

Yarn: Approx. 380 yds of worsted-weight yarn for main color and 60 yds of worsted-weight yarn for each of 3 contrasting colors. Shown in Lark by Quince & Co (100% American Wool; 50g = 134 yds), 3 skeins of main color, shown in Frost, and 1 skein each of contrasting colors, shown in Damson (CC1), Frank’s Plum (CC2) and Crocus (CC3)

Needles and other supplies:
• 32” / 81 cm circular knitting needle in size US 8 / 5 mm or size needed to obtain gauge
• 4 removable stitch markers (for buttonhole place- ment)
• 4 buttons, 3/4” in size
• Tapestry needle or crochet hook to weave in ends