Homage Cowl by Sivia Harding

Homage Cowl

Knitting
February 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
18.5 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch in the round
US 7 - 4.5 mm
500 - 550 yards (457 - 503 m)
One Size
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The Homage Cowl is a delightful and easy first color stranding project.

Slightly shaped to stay beautifully on the shoulders, this cowl is a flattering addition to your stay-warm wardrobe.

The “homage” in the title is my grateful nod to Josef Albers, the seminal Bauhaus figure who worked with relational color. From the website, www.albersfoundation.org, “Albers was, as his paintings and graphics reveal, profoundly sensitive to the formal relationships of things, intensely conscious that everything in the visual field exists in a context, and that every line and color affects adjacent lines and colors.”

By using the same colors together in different proportions, the top and bottom areas of the cowl reveal interesting and surprising things about color relationships.

Please continue the experiment I have begun. Three colors yield endless fascination and opportunities for play. I hope you enjoy this little exercise, and this darling cowl too!

This cowl is written in one size, wearable by most.
Dimensions: 24”/ 61 cm top (neck) circumference
38”/ 96.5 cm bottom (shoulder) circumference
11”/ 28 cm long

I used three colors of Abundant Earth Verdant, a small fiber mill in the Pacific Northwest that specializes in beautiful small batch yarns. The orange color was created by overdyeing Light Gray Verdant with Abundant Earth Fiber’s Wool Tincture in Pumpkin #221.