Frost at Dawn Cowl by Beatrice Perron Dahlen

Frost at Dawn Cowl

November 2021
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in pattern stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
300 - 360 yards (274 - 329 m)
Sport (Worsted) 21 (24)” [53.5 (61) cm] circumference by 12 (15)” [30.5 (38) cm] deep at point
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Farm yarns are my jam. My friend Hannah from Mindful Folk Farm lovingly raises her sheep to create small batch, botanically hand dyed yarns. This project was designed as a two-skein project to make the most of her gorgeous yarns. This unisex cowl is deep, featuring a simple stitch pattern to show off subtle color variations. A point at the bottom creates a “kerchief” look, and includes an optional tassel. You can find Mindful Folk Fiber here:

While the larger worsted weight pink version uses Mindful Folk yarn, the smaller sport weight green version features another very special yarn: Cashmere People Cashgora Sport. It uses only one skein of this incredible soft, hand spun and hand dyed yarn. This yarn has a very special story as it is ethically sourced, spun and dyed by women in Tajikistan and Afghanistan. You can find Cashmere People Yarns here:

Please note, this free pattern is my gift to you. Pattern support, including but not limited to yarn substitutions, advice on techniques, and pattern modifications, will not be available.

Finished Measurements
Sport (Worsted)
21 (24)” 53.5 (61) cm circumference by 12 (15)” 30.5 (38) cm deep at point (adjustable size)

Sport weight (shown in green): Cashmere People Yarns Cashgora Sport (100% cashgora; 296 yds 271 meters / 100 grams); 1 skein in Pine.
Worsted weight (shown in pink): Mindful Folk Fiber Phinela (60% Finn wool, 40% mohair; 180 yds / 70 grams); 2 skeins (yarn in photos is dyed with a combination of coreopsis & cochineal).

Sport: 16” 40 cm circular needle in size US 4 3.5 mm
Worsted: 24” 60 cm circular needle or smaller in size US 6 4 mm
OR size needed to obtain gauge

Sport: 22 sts and 32 rnds = 4” 10 cm in ridge pattern, after blocking
Worsted: 18 sts and 30 rnds = 4” 10 cm in ridge pattern, after blocking

2 stitch markers