Joining the Dark Side Cowl by Deirdre Lejeune

Joining the Dark Side Cowl

December 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
5.0 mm (H)
600 yards (549 m)
1 size
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Alluring, mysterious, enigmatic. No beginning, no end. How long can you resist this tempting invitation to join the dark side?

Knit your own Joining the Dark Side Cowl in the round, with colorwork chevrons creating a smooth transition from dark to light to dark again. Finish by joining the dark sides, creating a continuous flow. Which side will you choose?

19 sts and 26 rounds = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch
21 sts and 26 rounds = 4” (10 cm) in pattern

4 skeins of Malabrigo Silky Merino (51% silk, 49% merino) – 150 yd (137 m) per 1.76 oz (50g), 2 in Purple Mystery and 2 in Indiecita. Substitute with 2 x 300 yd (274 m) of any DK weight yarn (CYCA#3).

• 2 pairs of US size 9 (5.5 mm) 40” (100 cm) circular knitting needles (or size to obtain correct gauge). If you use interchangeable needles, you only need 1 pair of tips and 2 cables.
• crochet hook size H/8 (5 mm)
• scrap yarn for provisional cast-on
• tapestry needle

Skills needed:
Casting on provisionally; working stranded colorwork in the round; Kitchener stitch. Pattern gives additional instructions for finishing without using Kitchener stitch.

Finished size:
47 ½“ (120 cm) in the round and 6” (15 cm) wide once first and last round are joined.