Bernie's [mittens] Cowl by Jamie Lomax

Bernie's [mittens] Cowl

January 2021
DK (11 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in colorwork
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
490 - 510 yards (448 - 466 m)
one size
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In honor of, and inspired by, the #berniesmittens meme of the presidential inauguration of 2021, I’ve created a coordinating cowl pattern. Original mittens created by Jen Ellis.

Bernie’s Cowl is a stranded colorwork pattern that is knit in the round using circular needles. Knit with four coordinating colors of DK Weight yarn, this is a great stash buster and easy beginner colorwork.

One Size

Finished Measurements
11.5in x 12.25in (29x31cm)
23in (58cm) circumference

Suggested Yarns
Cedar House Yarns - Yearling DK
Or any other DK or light Worsted weight yarn

Approximate Yardage
490 yards (450m) total in (4) coordinating colors

Suggested Needles
24in (60cm) circular needles
US 4 / 3.5 mm
US 5 / 3.75 mm

Stitch markers, scissors, tapestry needle

28 sts x 28 rows per 4 in (10cm) in colorwork

Special Techniques
Stranded colorwork knitting in the round, reading a chart

Please share your progress and finished cowl using #berniescowl and @pnw_knitdesign.

Happy Knitting!