This cowl is named for the hedgerow bounty we would bring home from our weekend excursions. My Mom would cook the berries into a delicious jam that could sparkle just as red as the raspberries beckoning between the green leaves, or be dark and jewel toned when there were more blackberries in the mix.
Worked entirely in Mosaic and slipped stitch colorwork technique, you will ever only have to use one color at a time, making this the perfect and easy intro to working with two colors!
Wear this cowl open like a long scarf or wrap it twice for more warmth. With all the different ways to button it and wear it, it won’t get boring and will adapt to almost any temperature!
Yarn: Malabrigo Rios (100% Merino, 210 yards/192 meters, 3.5 oz/100gr)
2 skeins each color A (Lettuce ) and color B (Jupiter)
(If you make the border just one color, you can get away with using 2 skeins one color and only one of the ‘not border’ color.)
Or worsted weight yarn, about 250-280 yds each of 2 colors second sample shows KnitPicks Wool of the Andes Worsted Yarn (100% Peruvian Highland Wool, Worsted Weight, (110 yards/50 gram) 3 skeins color A (Avocado) and 3 skeins color B (Garnet Heather)
US size 7 (4 ½ mm) 24” (cm) circulars, or size to obtain gauge
US size 10 (6 mm) for Berry Pattern and cast on
20 st = 4” on US #7 (4.5mm) needles in slip stitch color pattern
Notions: 3 buttons (7/8” to 1” dia/ 2cm to 2.5cm dia)
50” long and 12” wide (127 cm long and 30 cm wide)
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Well funny you asked, ;) here is the matching hat to use any leftover yarn: available here: Hedgerow Jam hat
Last picture shows the back of the cowl for the sunrise/sunset part of the pattern: The larger numbers of slipped stitches are really ‘skipped’ as in your yarn does not run all the way to the end and back but remains where it was used last until the next row of that color.
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