Spotted Giraffe Cowl
This is a beautiful pattern knit with two colours of yarn. There are no long floats and you only work with one colour at a time, similar to mosaic knitting. The colour not currently in use is carried up the back so you don’t have a lot of ends to weave in.
Browsing on Thorny Acacia Tree,
Long leg, Long neck –
While the Hexagon (also known as Honeycomb) pattern looks like complicated intarsia, it is actually as easy as knitting stripes! Only one color is used at a time, with the design achieved by slipping stitches from the previous round’s color. The slip stitches are slipped in pairs over 6 rows, but as they are the same two stitches and not elongated, they contract the fabric into hexagonal shapes. Two different-color yarns of similar ply are used in this sample.
Cowl, infinity (sample shown 7.5” by 50”)
- elann.com Silken Kydd, color (A) natural (70% Super Kid Mohair/30% Silk, 232y/25g), 1 ball
- elann.com Silken Kydd, color (B) rum raisin (70% Super Kid Mohair/30% Silk, 232y/25g), 1 ball
- One 4mm (US 6) 24” circular needles
- One 5mm (US 8) straight, circular or double pointed needle for bind off. GAUGE: Approximately 20 sts per 4” after blocking (exact gauge is not important)