Autumn Doodle Cowl by Jamie Lomax

Autumn Doodle Cowl

August 2021
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in colorwork
US 5 - 3.75 mm
710 - 750 yards (649 - 686 m)
one size (adjustable)
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Fall is my favorite season! The overcast skies, sweater weather, and fall leaves. Walking through the pumpkin patch holding a hot cup of coffee. Decorating your home with bats, skeletons, and (best of all) ghosts! Everything about this time of year is magical, and this cowl is intended to evoke the best autumn memories as you knit!

The Autumn Doodle is a series of mix-and-match mini colorwork charts for an infinity cowl.

This pattern includes:

  • 5 pages fall and Halloween colorwork motifs
  • Instructions for twisted or non-twisted infinity
  • Single-sided pattern “hack”
  • Instructions for alternate yarn weights

The infinity cowl is knit using approximately 3 skeins DK weight yarn; the sample uses a mix of 5 colors. This is pattern also lends itself to using mini skein kits or mixing coordinating colors of leftovers, stash, or yarn scraps!

The pattern is knit in the round using circular needles. A provisional cast on and Kitchener stitch create a seamless finish.

Special Techniques
Stranded colorwork in the round, reading charts, catching long floats, provisional cast on, and Kitchener stitch.

Size One size (adjustable)

Finished Measurements
10 in height x 13 in width (25 x 33 cm)
26 in (66 cm) circumference

Suggested Yarns
Green Letter Day - DK Merino
Sample: Pumpkin Spice Kit (5 colors)
100% Superwash Merino
100 g / 3.5 oz. 246 yds/225 m

Approx. Yardage Required
230 yards (210 m) in MC (doodle background)
250 yards (228 m) in CC1 (doodle colorwork)
230 yards (210 m) in CC2 (stockinette)

NOTE: If using mixed yarns, pattern requires approx. 700-750 yards (640-685 m) in total

Suggested Needles
16in (40cm) circular needles
US 5/3.75mm or size needed to obtain gauge

Stitch markers (1 in accent color for BOR), scissors, tapestry needle, spare yarn for provisional cast on, spare needle for Kitchener

24 sts and 28 rows per 4in/10cm
Gauge is in colorwork after blocking

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