Simpatico by Marie Greene


August 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
246 yards (225 m)
One size
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Simpatico is a lightweight, seasonal cross-over cowl that drapes beautifully in Shibui Knits Linen. Simpatico is part of the Encounters Collection, a collaboration between friends (Olive Knits & b.Woolens). We’ve each designed two pieces inspired by our friendship.

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Simpatico: Easy to get along with; compatible.

This lovely little cowl is an ode to friendship, and to the beautiful influence of differences. The second color is introduced gradually, and finishes the cowl on a slightly different note. This very subtle transition was inspired by the ways we are influenced (for the better) by those closest to us. Designed to be knit by friends, choose compatible colors and get started, and then swap a portion of your leftovers with your friend near the end so you can each finish off with the others’ color.

One size (approximately 27” circumference and 9” top to bottom)

• 215 yards fingering weight linen yarn for main color (Shibui Linen)
• 30 yards for contrast color*
• US Size 4/3.5mm (16-24”) circular needle
• Darning needle to weave in ends
• Stitch marker

26 st per inch in stockinette (gauge is not essential)

See the other pieces of the Encounters Collection here:
Eavesdrop by Marie Greene (Olive Knits)
Palaver by Brittney Bailey (b.Woolens)
Conversate by Brittney Bailey (b.Woolens)

Experience Level
Advanced Beginner

Read more about the collaboration here