Beyond the Fence Cowl by Kerstin Auer

Beyond the Fence Cowl

April 2024
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in cowl body
US 6 - 4.0 mm
250 yards (229 m)
Available in one size, 23” / 58 cm circumference and 7” / 18 cm height.
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Is life always greener beyond the fence? It’s something I think about a lot. I am not very fond of the saying that it’s greener where you water it, because what if you don’t have any water? And I guess it also always depends on which side of the fence you’re on. We have no control over most of the things in life, we can only control our reaction. The Beyond the Fence Cowl is your invitation to stand on whichever side of the fence you want and make it as green and colourful as you want it to be.

The Beyond the Fence Cowl is knit in the round from bottom to top, with a bottom double border and a top drawstring channel for comfortable wear and to show off the embroidered motifs best. There are four rows of colourwork just past the bottom border, with no more than 4 sts to float.

Available in one size, 23” / 58 cm circumference and 7” / 18 cm height.

Yarn and Yardage
All Points North Super Worsted 100 g (3.5 oz) / 180 yds (165 m); 100% superwash merino; worsted weight in Olive-You (MC) and Bark (CC).
1 skein, 85 g, 153 yds / 140 m for MC, 1 skein, 50 g, 90 yds / 82 m for CC.
For embroidery:
I used Concept by Katia 50 Mohair Shades Superkid Mohair 20 g (5/7 oz.) / 218 yds (200m); 67% mohair, 30% polyamide, 3% wool; lace weight in several different colours, only a few yards/metres of each is required.

Needles and Notions
US6 / 4 mm circular needles, recommended length 24” (60 cm);
Stitch marker; cable needle; tapestry needle for weaving in ends.

23 sts and 29 rows in pattern, in the round, after blocking = 4” / 10cm

This pattern has been tech edited.