Pontresina Cowl by Simone Kereit

Pontresina Cowl

February 2017
Sport (12 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette in stranded color
US 6 - 4.0 mm
284 - 295 yards (260 - 270 m)
21" circ, 11" high
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My love for mountains has been with me for as long as I can remember. And of course, along with mountains usually comes changing and often cold weather and snow, so woolies are the perfect partner for my mountain love.
This stranded colorwork cowl (and the matching hat) is named after a town in the far eastern mountains in Switzerland, Pontresina, where I spent some time enjoying the snow one winter while growing up.

Lana Rara - Rare Swiss Wool
(270 meters/ 295 yards per 100 g/3.5 oz skein, 66% rare Swiss Sheep breeds (Saaser Mutten, Spiegel-, Bündneroberländer- and Engadinerschaf), 33% mulesing free Merino)
in 3 colors
or sport to DK weight yarn 142 yds /130 m mc, 100 yds / 110 m cc1 and 40 yds / 37 m cc2
Sample shown in Dijongelb (mc), Natur (cc1) and Purpur (cc2)

US 6 (4 mm) 20”/ 50 cm circular needle or DPNs, or size to obtain gauge

20 sts/24 rows = 4”/ 10 cm in stranded stockinette st

marker for end of round
darning needle

21” (53 cm) circumference and approx. 11”(28cm) high