Blythe's Snowy Day Cowl by Lisa McFetridge

Blythe's Snowy Day Cowl

Knitting
January 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5.5 stitches = 1 inch
in stranded stockinette, blocked
US 6 - 4.0 mm
700 yards (640 m)
One size
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Blythe is my nephew’s wife. I had her name in the family Christmas gift draw and I made her a cowl. Each year after Christmas much of my family comes to Vermont to ski, sled and hike in the snow. This year we were blessed with lots of snow (and not so blessed with below zero temperatures….) so a snowy cowl was perfect for the weather. She was quite happy with the result. Me too! I chose two different snow motifs, a Scandinavian Traditional half flake and my own all over snow design. Together they make a blizzard of warmth…

Cascade 220 Merino Superwash makes for a lovely, soft and warm cowl that is worked in the round. Applied Icord edging is optional (see top right photo above), but gives a nice finished look and makes the cowl “stand up” beautifully. Needles are slightly smaller than normally used for the weight, but I like the fabric to be a bit tighter than normal. A US size 7 or 8 needle is fine for a less dense fabric, a US size 4 or 5 for a tighter fabric. Cowl shown in photos is NO TWIST.

Materials:
MC 350 yds Cascade 220 Superwash Merino BLACK
CC1 220 yds Cascade 220 Superwash Merino WHITE
CC2 100 yds Cascade 220 Superwash Merino RASPBERRY (for applied Icord - NO CC2 necessary if no Icord)
2 yd length and 1 foot length contrasting waste yarn for provisional cast ons
US Size 6 / 4mm Circular 16 inch needle (a second set will be needed for grafting ends)
US Size 6 / 4mm DPNs (only 2 needed for Applied Icord Edging)