Flickers of Skadi by Abbey Morris

Flickers of Skadi

December 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
29 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
3.75 mm (F)
720 yards (658 m)
Circumference: approx. 32" / 81.5cm (adjustable) Finished Width: 8.25" / 21cm
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Named after the Norse winter goddess, Flickers of Skadi is a seamless, two-colour cowl knitted in the round. The geometric shape which emerges from the stranded colourwork was inspired by icicle shards. An effective contrast between light and dark emerges from these pointy slithers, creating the perfect combination for an eye-catching cowl to keep you warm and cozy when there is an icy nip in the air.

Starting with a Provisional Cast On, the cowl is worked in the round as a long tube so only the right side of the stitch pattern is seen. When the desired length is reached, the cast on is undone and the two ends are grafted together with Kitchener stitch, making a seamless circular cowl. Thus the wrong side is completely encased and invisible, which prevents any floats from the colourwork from getting snagged/caught when wearing.

Circumference: approx. 32” / 81.5cm (adjustable)
Finished Width: 8.25” / 21cm

Yarn Requirements
Quince and Co Finch (100% wool; 221 yards / 202 metres / 50g) in Peacock MC and Audouin CC, 2 skeins each

OR approx 370 yards / 340 metres MC and 350 yards / 320 metres CC

Two US 4 / 3.50 mm (or size needed to obtain gauge) 32” / 80cm circular needles

3.75mm Crochet Hook
Scrap Yarn
Tapestry Needle
1 Stitch Marker

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