Highland Thistle Cowl by Mindy Reed

Highland Thistle Cowl

August 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 14 rows = 2 inches
in Stockinette/colorwork in the round
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
200 - 205 yards (183 - 187 m)
One Size
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I fell in love with Scotland years ago after reading the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon, and now I am finally going to get my chance to vacation there myself. I hope that this Cowl will come in handy on my trip and that others will enjoy making and wearing it as much as I have.

The Highland Thistle Cowl is a joy to knit. It works up quickly in worsted weight yarn, making it perfect for quick gifts and personal knitting alike. It works great with a jacket to protect you from the chilly air without the bulk of many scarves or shawls. Simple enough for those new to colorwork, but interesting enough to keep more advanced knitters entertained.

Size: After blocking, laid flat
Hight: 7.5”
Width: 11.5”
Circumfrence: Approx 23.5”

Sample is knit in Storr, a worsted weight yarn from The Mouse House Fiber Co. Storr is a 100% SW merino wool. 218yd/100g. Kits including the sample yarn and a copy of the pattern are available here.

The sample used the following yardages:

Shade A - 127yd / 58g
Shade B - 40yd / 18g
Shade C - 35yd / 16g