Awakening Cowl by Hudson Valley Knits

Awakening Cowl

Knitting
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stranded knitting in the round.
US 2 - 2.75 mm
One Size fits all
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

The Awakening Cowl is knit in the traditional Fair Isle method, giving you an extra layer of 100% Shetland wool for a super cozy cowl that’s sturdy enough to protect your ears and chin from cold winds without drooping at the bottom. This pattern is great for using up small amounts of left over fingering weigh yarns. It is also a great project to learn stranded knitting!

We will have a KAL going on in the Hudson Valley Knits Ravelry Group so come on over and knit stranded with us!

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Techniques Used:
• Backward loop cast on
• Stranded color knitting
• Working from color charts
• Knitting in the round on circular needle
• Steeking
• Basic crochet stitches (for steeking)
• Picking up stitches
• Button holes

Yarn:
Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift. (100% Shetland Wool, 115 yards/105 meters per 0.88 oz/25 grams) 8 skeins

Shown in Version 1:
2 skeins 104 Natural White (Background Color)
1 skein 226 Thyme
1 skein 122 Granite
1 skein 7078 Tundra
1 skein 1140 Granny Smith
1 skein 8776 Cornfield
1 skein 8537 Ginger

Alternate version 2:
2 skeins 104 Natural White
1 skein 880 Coffee
1 skein 141 Camel
1 skein 153 Wild Violet
1 skein 147 Moss
1 skein 655 China Blue
1 skein 580 Cherry

Alternate Version 3:
2 skeins 104 Natural White
1 skein 8550 Lagoon
1 skein 122 Granite
1 skein 7078 Tundra
1 skein 1140 Granny Smith
1 skein 141 Camel
1 skein 595 Maroon

Needles:
US size 2 (2.75mm) or size needed to obtain gauge. I recommend a 24” circular needle or needle for your preferred method of circular knitting.

Gauge:
32 sts and 32 rows = 4” or 10 cm
Please see note about gauge and picking up for the button band.

Other Materials:
4 buttons, ¾” in diameter
3mm Crochet hook
Darning needle
Sharp, pointy scissors for cutting steeks
Sewing needle and thread
2 stitch markers