Velo Cowl

January 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
5.5 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, unblocked
US 6 - 4.0 mm
600 - 700 yards (549 - 640 m)
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Originally released as a Mystery Knit Along for the 2016 Rose City Yarn Crawl, the Velo Cowl is inspired by a bike ride though the beautiful, rain-swept city of Portland, Oregon. Designed by Larissa Brown and Michelle Kroll, this versatile accessory can be worn as a stylish cowl or as a pretty shoulder cozy.

Velo takes shape in a surprisingly unconventional way that’s super fun to knit. Starting with a garter tab and increasing to a traditional triangle, the knitting splits down two colorful paths which eventually reunite in a mitered join. The pattern includes charted and written instructions.

Two skeins of fingering weight yarn in complementary, contrasting colors
Main Color - 100g/400+ yards
Contrasting Color - 50g/200+ yards
US #6 (4mm) 32”/81 cm or longer circular needle, or size to obtain correct gauge
2 stitch markers
2 stitch holders or scrap yarn to accommodate at least 67 stitches each
Blocking wires are recommended but not critical