Impressionism Cowl by Xandy Peters

Impressionism Cowl

December 2015
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
250 - 270 yards (229 - 247 m)
26" (66cm) around
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This pattern is also available as part of the Simple Stacks Collection at a 38% discount. This set of five fun stacked stitch projects that each teach a different aspect of the technique.

This cowl, worked in an extreme wave pattern, gives a unique look to any self striping yarn. The tweed texture of the Noro Koromo yarn and bright colors remind me of an impressionist painting where blooming flowers are reflected in the ripples of a garden pond. The shape is slightly tapered for a better fit and can be worn up over the ears in cold weather.

The colorwork is done entirely with stacked increases and decreases, the same type of stitches used in the Fox Paws project, at an entry level of difficulty. If you are new to these techniques, you can find introductory tutorials on youtube:
Knit Tips: How to do Stacked Decreases
Knit Tips: How to Do Stacked Increases

Yarn: 2 x Noro Koromo, 137 yards (125m) per 50g. Shown in color 3.

Needles: Size 8 (5mm) 24” circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.

Gauge: 16 sts x 30 rows = 4 x 4” (10 x 10 cm) square in garter stitch.

Other Materials: Marker, sewing needle.

Edited by Liz Rolle
Photos by Beth Shepherd Peters