Ironwork Cowl by Cynthia Spencer

Ironwork Cowl

December 2015
Aran (8 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 7 rows = 1 inch
in stranded stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
220 - 350 yards (201 - 320 m)
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Wrought-iron railings have always fascinated me. The people who bend metal into a myriad of gorgeous shapes are true artists. This cowl is inspired by their work.

I used a self-striping yarn for both the foreground and background. It is such fun to watch the design emerge!

This cowl fits fairly closely around the neck; if you wish for it to be longer, be sure to buy extra yarn. You can simply add repeats.

This pattern assumes that you already know how to do Fair Isle. If you do not, you may want to buy the Really Clear First Fair Isle headband pattern, or watch the how-to video at