Fare Thee Wool Cowl by Catherine Clark

Fare Thee Wool Cowl

January 2022
Fare Thee Wool
DK (11 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in colorwork
US 5 - 3.75 mm
340 - 360 yards (311 - 329 m)
One Size 11.75 W X10 in H
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Finished Measurements: 11.75 in wide X 10 in tall.

Yarn: Outer fabric: Fair Thee Wool. 100% Border Leister 100g/240 yards.
Optional Lining: Farmer’s Daughter Fibers Oh Dang (74% Suri Alpaca, 26% Silk) 50g/328 yards.
Yarn A: (main color) Natural Grey: 1 skein (or approx 240 yards)
Yarn B: (contrast color) Natural White: 1/2 skein (approx 120 yards)
Yarn C: (optional lining) 1 skein Farmer’s Daughter Fibers Oh Dang in any color.

Outer fabric: 3.75 mm/US 5 circular needle , 60-80 cm/16-20 in length or size needed to obtain the correct gauge.
Lining: 3.5 mm/US 4 circular needle, 60-80 cm/16-20 length or size needed to obtain the correct gauge.

5 stitch markers (one unique for BOR), tapestry needle.

Gauge: 23 sts x 26 rounds = 10 cm/4 inches over colorwork pattern on US 5 needles after blocking.
Lining Gauge: 24 sts X 28 rounds = 10 cm/4 inches on US 4 needle over stockinette.

This Cowl is a tribute to the resilience of the human spirit. Like plants, we do not let a little concrete or 4 walls hold us down. The Floral motif is adapted from a Nordic motif from one of my favorite books, Knitting in the Nordic Tradition by Vibeke Lind. It may have originally been a cross stitch motif.

In order to achieve an even fabric catch floats of the non-working color at the WS of the work every 3-4 stitches. Almost every row of this pattern has 2 colors and there are times when you need to carry the CC around for dozens of stitches before you need to use it.
Lining with super soft Farmer’s Daughter Oh Dang is optional but if warm and cozy is your goal…neccessary. It’s also nice to have a pop of color on the inside of a neutral cowl.