Double Rainbow Linen Stitch Cowl by Joy McMillan

Double Rainbow Linen Stitch Cowl

Knitting
March 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 52 rows = 4 inches
in linen stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
875 yards (800 m)
one size
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This pattern is available in print for £5.00.

This cowl came about as a way to showcase the two very different textures which linen stitch produces on the right and wrong sides.

The pattern is worked in the round, using one colour at a time and is an ideal project for adventurous beginners and more experienced knitters alike. The Russian join technique is recommended for neat colour joins and to minimise the number of ends which need darning in at the end.

Tension
34 stitches and 52 rows to 10cm /4in worked in unblocked linen stitch

Finished Measurements
Circumference: 140 cm/55.5 in
Height: 23 cm/9 in

Yarn
The Knitting Goddess Britsock (4ply weight; 40% Bluefaced Leicester, 20% Wensleydale, 20% alpaca, 20% nylon); 400 m/437 yds per 100g skein): 1 x 120g set of mini-skeins and 1 x 100g skein in a strongly contrasting semi-solid colour.
Cowl shown is worked in Semi-Solid Black (colour A) and Printer Ink Tones (colours B1-B12).

The cowl could also be worked in two strongly contrasting semi-solid colours. You will need
1 x 100g skein of each colour.

Needles & Notions
4 mm/UK 8/US 6 circular needle, 80 cm/32 in long, or size needed to obtain correct tension
stitch marker
tapestry needle