Handspun Highlight Cowl by Orange Smoothie

Handspun Highlight Cowl

February 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 10 - 6.0 mm
220 - 260 yards (201 - 238 m)
one size
This pattern is available for $5.00 USD buy it now

In collaboration with Carla of Purple Lamb Fiber Arts, the Handspun Highlight Cowl is designed to highlight special handspun art yarn. Sparkly Merino Sock yarn is available here and the Handspun Minis are available here.

Handspun Highlight Cowl is knit with Carla’s Sparkly Merino Sock Weight in Boysenberry and her Handspun Mini Worsted Weight in Renaissance Festival. This cowl is knit in the round and incorporates some simple lace and ribbing. For those with a preference for charts, one is included with the written instructions in this pattern.

This pattern is adjustable to the amount of available handspun and can be modified to be wider or taller for a different look.

You may like this pattern if…
…you want to highlight your handspun or fancy art yarn.
…you need an adjustable pattern for a limited amount of handspun.
…you have leftovers of various yarns you’d like to use in a project.
…you want a pattern that is easy to memorize.
…you want a forgiving pattern that will hide mistakes when worn.

You can find Carla’s handspun yarns in her shop here.

Save $2.00 when you purchase both Handspun Highlight Scarf and Handspun Highlight Cowl at the same time! (No coupon code necessary. Just add both patterns to your cart and the discount will automatically apply. And if you purchase Handspun Highlight Cowl now and want the Scarf later, you can still get the discount!)

Gauge & Size
16 sts x 20 rows = 4” / 10 cm; measured in stockinette stitch (after blocking)

After blocking: 13.5” tall x 12” wide lying flat (34.25 cm tall x 30.5 cm wide)


MC: 220 yds / 201m; fingering weight
CC: 22 yds / 20.25m; light worsted weight

Shown in:
MC: 1 skein PurpleLamb Sparkly Merino Sock Weight in Boysenberry (92% Superwash Merino wool / 8% Lurex; 409 yds / 115 grams)

CC: 1 PurpleLamb Handspun Mini Skein Worsted Weight in Renaissance Festival (83% Merino top, 10% Bamboo top, 5% Kid Mohair locks, 2% Tussah Silk; 25 yds / 20 grams)

US 10 - 16” / 6.0mm - 40cm circular needle

Tapestry needle

Easy enough for an adventurous beginner, but interesting enough for an advanced knitter!