Cooperish Cowl by Katy H. Carroll
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Cooperish Cowl

October 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in chevron pattern, washed and blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
400 - 480 yards (366 - 439 m)
Three sizes, but easily adaptable
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This trio of chevron-patterned cowls is named for Cooper, the dyer’s charming lunkhead of a yellow lab. Cooper was bred to be a Seeing Eye dog, but sadly, he “lacked focus” to continue in his training. (No worries, he now enjoys life as a beloved family pet.)

Similarly, the ever-changing hues of these cowls -- worked in an easily memorized stitch pattern -- are perfect for those of us who don’t like to focus on any one color for too long. Choose from a subtly shifting gradient, a vibrant mix of colors, or graphic colorblocking — all in a wonderfully soft, brilliantly dyed MCN base from Marianated Yarns.

This pattern contains both fully charted and written instructions.

Recommended Yarn:
Marianated Yarns Scrumptious HT — 80% superwash merino / 10% cashmere / 10% nylon — 400 yds (366 m) per 100 g.

Three different put-ups:

Grey-Pink Gradient Cowl — Two 6-Pack Marianette Gradient sets, in colorways Stormy Skies Ahead (neutral) and Princess Quail (contrast) — 240 yds (220 m) per set, approx. 480 yds (439 m) in total.

Multicolored Cowl — One Bundle of Ettes, a unique set of minis ranging from 2-10 g each — approx. 400 yds (366 m) in total.

Red-Pink-Brown Colorblocked Cowl — One Twisted Trio, a unique set of three individual colorways with 133 yds (122 m) each — approx. 400 yds (366 m) in total.

Gradient Cowl—23” (58 cm) high
Multicolored Cowl — 18” (46 cm) high
Color-blocked Cowl — 17” (43 cm) high.

All cowls are 24” (61 cm) around. For a looser cowl, go up a needle size or cast on an additional repeat of 14 sts.

28 sts and 28 rows to 4” (10 cm) in main body pattern, knit in the round and blocked.

PLEASE NOTE: Changes in gauge will affect finished size, look of fabric, and amount of yarn used.

US 5 (3.75 mm) circular needle, 16” length.

Other Materials:
One removable stitch marker, tapestry needle.

This pattern has been test knit and professionally tech edited.