jog on

July 2014
Aran (8 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches
US 7 - 4.5 mm
4.5 mm
273 - 328 yards (250 - 300 m)
sprint, with the option to go long distance!
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jog on is a cowl to celebrate running! The instructions provided are for a ‘sprint’ cowl, which forms just one loop around the neck. A long distance or even a marathon cowl can be made by adding extra pattern repeats. A longer cowl will require more yarn. The cowl can easily be customised to represent your favourite type of running - the background colour could be changed to look like track or road, or a variegated yarn could be used for the cross-country or trail runner!

The colourwork is a combination of intarsia and fair isle, with the MC being carried across the back of the work, and separate bobbins being used for the left and right footprints. The cowl is worked back and forth, end to end. The ends are then grafted together.

The chart was made using the tools available at

4.5mm needles (or size needed to obtain gauge)
Drops Nepal - 2 balls of MC, 1 ball of CC1, and 1 ball of CC2
Crochet hook & scrap yarn (for provisional cast on)
Darning needle (for kitchener stitch, and weaving in ends)
Sample was knitted in Nepal shades 4399 (MC), 8038 (CC1) and 0501 (CC2)

Many thanks to Graham Campbell - my photographer, model and long-suffering flatmate.

And to SadieLou, Cia and Antje for their feedback and encouragement.