Incandescence by Emily Connell


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February 2019
Sport (12 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1700 - 1720 yards (1554 - 1573 m)
approx. 15" x 65" / 38 x 165 cm
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Discontinued. This digital pattern is no longer available online.

When Stephanie of Wonderland Yarns sent me the So Fond of Rainbows mini skein pack (with 20 minis!), I knew it had to be a stunning project worthy of the masterful color palette. So, I set off to design something with a few key elements: easy stitch pattern, repeatable instructions, and maximum yardage for each color. I settled on this modular cowl pattern, which you can easily adapt to be shorter or longer, depending on the size of your gradient pack.

The angled lines of this cowl called for a name reminiscent of the sun’s rays. Meet Incandescence: a modularly-knit, colorful, cozy gradient cowl! This cowl is meant for knitting on-the-go as it’s knit in smaller pieces and then joined with a three needle bind-off. Practice your short row skills and perfect your double stitch with these fun little trapezoid-like shapes. You’ll only need three colors from your gradient at any given time, so it’ll squish into your purse or bag to knit anywhere.

Choose your favorite So Fond of Rainbows mini set from Wonderland Yarns and get knitting!

I wrote this pattern for Wonderland Yarns’ 20-skein mini set. However, if you want a smaller cowl, you have two more options: use one of their 8-skein sets or two of their 8-skein sets. This will result in a small or medium length cowl, with the one shown being the largest size.

TWO Size 4/3.5mm needles: 24”/60cm circular needles

Notions required:
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Size G/4mm crochet hook