Cleggan Cowl by Erineen Designs

Cleggan Cowl

November 2020
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20.5 stitches and 22.5 rows = 4 inches
in colorwork
US 8 - 5.0 mm
260 - 300 yards (238 - 274 m)
One size
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The small fishing village of Cleggan is located  in County Galway, not too far from Clifden, and is situated at the head of Cleggan Bay.

The Cleggan Cowl was inspired by the way the standing stones, in the surrounding area, fit together in a way that makes them seem as if they have always been there. The way these age old stones fit together bring to mind the way the colorwork in this cowl weaves in and out and between, keeping your eye moving and making you wonder how it all fits together so perfectly.

This cowl is a fast and engaging knit, that you will not be able to put down. You will be saying, ‘just one more row’. Designed in two colors, it will allow you to play with color and imagine all of the variations that are possible with this fun knit. It’s suitable for a confident beginner but engaging enough for a more advanced one. It’s a quick stash-busting project available in one size. Whether you knit one for yourself or make several to gift, it’s the perfect project for a cold winter’s day.
US 8 (5.0 mm), 16” (40 cm) circular needle or needles needed to get gauge.

Suggested Yarn: Jilly and Kiddles, Aurora Aran, 2 skeins100% Superwash Merino; 181 yards (166 m)/100 grams or any aran/worsted weight yarn of your choosing.

Sample knit in Jilly and Kiddles, Aurora Aran, uses colors Be the Wave that I Am and Lowfat Milk, approx. 160 yards (146 m) for MC, and 100 yards (90 m) for CC.

Gauge: 20.5 stitches/22.5 rounds = 4” (10 cm) square in colorwork using US 8 (5.0 mm) needles or whatever size needle gives you the fabric you would like.

Other Notions: Darning needle, stitch markers.

Special Techniques:
Knit & purl, colorwork, working from charts, cast on & bind off.

Final Measurements:
21” (53 cm) circumference x 10.5” (26.5 cm) tall