Faro by Jen Lucas


November 2015
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch in the round
US 9 - 5.5 mm
570 yards (521 m)
One Size: 54" circumference; Length: 9"
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Slipped stitches and stripes make for a super cozy cowl. Worked in the round and using only one color at a time make for a very quick project too! The piece is finished off by using Kitchener stitch to graft the beginning and end stitches together. By doing so, the result is a cowl that is double-thick. Perfect for a frigidly cold winter day.

Yarn used for cowl shown: Anzula Luxury Fibers, Cole, 70% silk/30% camel (180 yards/100 g), in colors Elephant (CA –3 skeins) and Raspberry (CB – 1 skein)

Pattern Notes
Pattern lists that two circular needles are needed for this cowl. The second circular will be used to graft stitches together when finished.

When grafting stitches together at the end, be careful not to twist the work. I found the easiest way to start is lay the piece flat, folded in half and start grafting from the inside.


  • 420 yards of Aran weight yarn in Color A
  • 150 yards of Aran weight yarn in Color B
  • 2 pairs US Size 9 (5.50mm), 16” circular needles or size required for gauge
  • Stitch marker
  • Waste yarn
  • Tapestry needle
  • Blocking supplies