Stained Glass Cowl by Wendy D. Johnson

Stained Glass Cowl

April 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in two-color stranded stockinette
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
1800 - 2000 yards (1646 - 1829 m)
1 size, easily altered: approximately 78” around x 9” deep, folded double
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The cowl is created by casting on the circumference of the cowl provisionally, knitting one side, working a turning round, then working the other side. Once completed you will remove the provisional cast-on and place the beginning stitches on a circular needle. Folding the piece in half at the fold line, you will either graft the beginning stitches to the end stitches or work a three-needle bind-off.

There are many many color combinations you could use. I think it would be lovely in a pink variegated with a brown solid. Or how about a gradient set with black? Or black and white? The possibilities are almost endless.The inside is worked in a simpler pattern than the outside.

The pattern is written in detail, with links to demos of techniques needed, and the colorwork is charted in large easy-to-read charts.

Yarn Requirements:

Use two shades of smooth fingering weight yarn that contrast well with each other. You will need:

1000 yards of Color A (background)
800 yards of color B (foreground)
Waste yarn for provisional cast-on: use a smooth fingering weight in a color that contrasts well with Color A.

I used:
Color A (background): Wollmeise Pure (100% Merino), 150 grams/574 yards, Schwarz, 2 skeins

Color B (foreground): Wollmeise Pure (100% Merino), 150 grams/574 yards, Tiefer See, 2 skeins