Arbor Cowlyoke by Stephen West

Arbor Cowlyoke

October 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
535 - 540 yards (489 - 494 m)
One Size
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Learn to knit Two-Color Brioche with my free YouTube video here!

This pattern also comes with PDFs to knit the Ribron Cowl (4 skeins of Arbor) and the Arbor Moss Shawl (8 skeins of Arbor).

I designed this cozy pattern especially for the debut of Brooklyn Tweed Arbor hand dyed by House of A La Mode in Portland, Oregon. I spent a colorful weekend with Heather Dean Bostic of House of A La Mode yarns to curate and dye custom Arbor kits for Stephen & Penelope in Amsterdam. Our creative time was spent basically diving into boxes in the BT warehouse with every skein sticking to our hands like velcro as we drove off with a box filled with new yarn babies.

Heather meticulously crafted each color to coordinate with a light-to-dark palette of Arbor solids as I yelled, “More speckles!” all weekend. We had a blast concocting each color for your knitting pleasure and I hope you take the time to admire more of Heather’s dyeing artistry.

Select three solid colors and one hand dyed beauty to knit this cowl + yoke aka Cowlyoke! The cowl begins with two-color brioche and garter stitch panels knit on a bias followed by stockinette and reverse stockinette panels for the spiraling yoke. Stripe and fade the colors together towards the hemmed edge. You can choose a picot hem or a regular straight hem to complete this elegant accessory.*

Sizes: One Size

Finished Measurements: 19” / 48cm neck circumference, 9” / 23cm neck length, 6.5” / 17cm yoke depth (customizable), 41” / 104cm yoke circumference.

Yarn: DK weight

Yardage: Color A (lightest) - 135yds / 123m
Color B (speckled) - 145yds / 133m
Color C (medium) - 110yds / 101m
Color D (darkest) - 145yds / 133m

Shown in: Brooklyn Tweed Arbor
Color A - Thaw (light silver)
Color C - Heron (medium gray)
Color D - Humpback (dark gray)

Brooklyn Tweed Arbor hand dyed by House of A La Mode
Color B - Glitter Clouds (gray with rainbow speckles)

Needles: 40” US 6 / 4mm circular
Magic loop method is used for knitting in the round.

Notions: 12 stitch markers, tapestry needle

Gauge: 23 sts & 32 rounds = 4” / 10cm in stockinette stitch