Aurora Borealis Cowl by Stacey Lewis

Aurora Borealis Cowl

August 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
US 4 - 3.5 mm
3.5 mm (E)
240 - 280 yards (219 - 256 m)
One Size: 19.5" (50 cm) circumference, 9.25” (23 cm) tall
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This two-color cowl makes use of a traditional Latvian sun motif.

The symmetrical nature of the chart and the lack of long floats make it a good beginner project for crafters just starting their stranded knitting addiction.

Knit with fluffy fingering weight yarns, the cowl is both soft and lofty and is sure to become your favorite cold weather accessory.

For a less snug version, use DK weight yarn and bigger needles. See this project for gauge and yarn details.

Materials Needed:
130 yards each of background and motif colors in fingering weight yarn. Sample knit in Madelinetosh TML + Glitter (multicolor) and 100purewool (white)

Size 4 US/ 3.5 mm 16” (41 cm) circular needle (or size needed to achieve gauge)

Stitch markers (at least one for marking beginning of round and more if desired to mark pattern repeats)
Tapestry needle

Finished Measurements:
Gauge: 27 sts and 29 rows equals 4”/ 10 cm in stranded knitting after light blocking
Size: 19.5” (50 cm) circumference, 9.25” (23 cm) tall

Corrugated ribbing in the round
Two color stranded knitting in the round

This pattern was designed to be used during my one-on-one tutoring sessions, to teach beginner stranded knitting. It has been professionally tech edited and test knitted. If you find a mistake, need pattern support or are interested in private knitting lessons please write to
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