Cat's Eye Cowl by Amy van de Laar

Cat's Eye Cowl

December 2020
Sport (12 wpi) ?
31 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in colourwork pattern
US 3 - 3.25 mm
312 - 397 yards (285 - 363 m)
Two height options: 24”/61cm circumference, and 9 (11.5)”/23 (29)cm high from cast-on to bind-off.
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My two beautiful felines like to keep close tabs on me, lifting their heads from a nap, with green eyes gleaming, to check whether I might be headed for the kitchen. The Cat’s Eye Cowl is a short, cosy cowl featuring bold colourwork inspired by the magical eyes of cats. The pattern includes two height options, and the circumference can be altered by working a different number of repeats.

Skills & Techniques:
The Long Tail Cast On (optional), working stranded colourwork in the round, and following a colourwork chart.

Materials Needed:
1 skein in each of 2 colours of John Arbon Yarnadelic (100% Falklands Corriedale Wool; 364yds/333m per 100g skein), or
MC (Main Colour): 127 (169)yds/117 (155)m +
CC (Contrast Colour): 185 (228)yds/170 (209)m in sport or heavy fingering-weight yarn.
Sample colourways: ‘Sunflowers in my Garden’ (MC) + ‘Indigo Dust’ (CC).
For a similar effect to the sample, choose a wool or wool-blend yarn suitable for colourwork.
You will also need one end-of-round stitch marker, 7 optional markers for between repeats, and a needle for weaving in the ends.

Finished Measurements:
Relaxed after blocking: 24”/61cm circumference, and 9 (11.5)”/23 (29)cm high from cast-on to bind-off. Shown in 11.5”/29cm height.
The circumference can be increased by working additional 24-stitch repeats.

Read more about the Cat’s Eye Cowl and its inspiration on my blog:
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