Lightwood Cowl by Jennifer Steingass

Lightwood Cowl

March 2020
both are used in this pattern
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
830 yards (759 m)
One size
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This loop cowl is knit in the round in a tube. The colorwork chart is easy, rhythmic and engaging and memorizable, making this cowl a fantastic project for stranded colorwork beginners! The floats are hidden inside so no need to catch them. I used a gradient yarn for my cowl and it was so much fun to watch the colors change as I worked. If you don’t have gradient yarn but want to create a similar look, you can make your cowl just as colorful with small amounts of yarn in various colors. With the way the chart is set up, you can make each row of trees/feathers a different color without creating any 3 color rows. Links to video tutorials and tips for how to customize the length of your cowl are included in the pattern.

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One Size

Finished Measurements
10”/ 25.5 cm wide x 30”/ 76.5 cm long.
(Note: this knitted tube is approximately 20”/ 51 cm in circumference and is 10”/ wide when measured flat. Once ends of cowl have been joined together in the last step, it measures 16”/ 40.5 cm long when measured flat.

Main Color:
2 skeins of Magpie Fibers Swanky Sock, 80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon, fingering weight. 400 yds / 115 g per skein. Colorway: Follow You into the Dark

Coordinating color:
Spincycle Yarns Dyed in the Wool, 100% Superwash US Wool, sport weight. 200 yds / 183 m per skein.
1 skein in colorway: Stay Out of the Forest
1 skein in colorway: Rusted Rainbow

Or Fingering or sport weight wool or wool blend yarn:
Approx. 550 yds / 503 m of Main Color
Approx. 280 yds / 256 m of Coordinating Color

Size US 4 / 3.5 mm 16” / 40 cm circular needle. Note: you will need a second needle of the same size for the last step, when finishing the cowl.

30 sts and 26 rows = 4” / 10 cm