Isle of You by NellKnits
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Isle of You

Knitting
February 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette fair isle pattern250
US 7 - 4.5 mm
250 yards (229 m)
28" x 8 1/2" after blocking
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‘Fair Isle Friday’ postings on Instagram and a resolution to add color work to my knitting (and some stash sorting) led me to come up with this cowl pattern. The softness of the worsted merino is multiplied by the squishy-ness of the stranding.
A simple Fair Isle Heart motif is repeated, in graduated neutrals to a pop of color, in this sweet & soft cowl.

You Will Need :
Shepherds Wool Worsted 100% Merino, 250 yards per 4 oz skein
About 175 yards of the main color (MC),
shown in Misty Blue
20 yards each of 4 contrast colors (CC), shown in A- Black, B- Granite, C- Pewter and D- Christmas Red
24 inch circular US6 (4mm) and US7 (4.5mm) needles,
Gauge : 20 stitches and 24 rows to 4 inches in Fair Isle Pattern with larger needle
Stitch marker & Tapestry needle
Finished Dimensions : 27 1/2 inches x 7 1/2 inches, after blocking