Garden Party Cowl by Marie Greene
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Garden Party Cowl

Knitting
October 2017
Despondent Dyes BFL Fingering
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
480 yards (439 m)
One size
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You know you have one: I’m talking about that skein of hand-painted yarn or gorgeously crazy variegated yarn you fell in love with at the yarn store (or the fiber festival). It’s been sitting in your stash and you’ve never been able to find the right project for it.

Meet Garden Party!

(Find kits for Garden Party at the Despondent Dyes booth at the Columbia Gorge Fiber Festival - The Dalles, Oregon - October 27 - 29th, 2017!)

This pattern was designed strategically to make use of a variegated yarn that can be gorgeous in the skein but difficult to pair with the perfect pattern.

The main portion of the pattern is meant to highlight the color of the skein while adding a bit of all-over texture with eyelet blossoms (don’t worry - there’s a video tutorial!). The texture helps balance the color with some consistency.

Think of the solid borders as the fence to a garden, or the frame to a painting. The borders create an anchor to contain the color. (And the border doesn’t take much, so you might already have a solid in your stash that matches.)

And guess what? This design is just as fun in one solid or tonal color. Or speckles. It’s up to you!

You’ll need:

Fingering Weight: Any color, any level of busy-ness (except for self-striping)
Sample designed with Despondent Dyes | 100% Superwash BFL 438 yards per 100g skein

Yardage Required: Approximately 400 yards main color, 80 yards contrast color

Supplies
US Size 2/2.75mm (24)” circular
Darning needle to weave-in ends

Skill Level: Intermediate