Like Candy by Stephanie Lotven

Like Candy

February 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
305 - 399 yards (279 - 365 m)
Child (Adult)
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Mini-skeins are like knitting candy: bright, tiny, and addictive (also, they are hiding all over my house). Once you have one, you just have to get more. As a long time knitter, I have a sizable stash of mini-skeins that I’ve purchased, but also a hefty collection of leftover minis from previous knits. The Like Candy cowl was designed to use the littlest leftover bits and bobs of yarn from your knitting stash.

This pattern includes a complete yardage breakdown of all the brightly colored stripes and rows of hearts, so that you can plan your cowl to fit your stash. Use 2 colors, 12, or 24. Unleash your sweet tooth, and just have fun!

Worked SEAMLESSLY from the top down, it knits up quickly (like any good cowl should), but wears like a hassle-free shawl. Unlike traditional tube cowls that rumple into a pile of knitting around your neck, this shawl-shaped construction lets your knitting shine by creating a triangular front and shortened back. The shape is wonderful, wearable, and just plain fun to knit.

This Cowl Includes:

  • Top-Down, Seamless Construction
  • Shawl-Shaped Wearability
  • Simple, Easy-to-Memorize Colorwork
  • Charts & Written Instructions (even for the colorwork)
  • Endless Stash-Busting Opportunities

Child (Adult)

FINGERING weight yarn
Canon Hand Dyes CHARLES MERINO SOCK (80% Superwash Fine Merino & 20% Nylon, 395 yards / 3.5 oz 361 meters / 100 grams)

Shown in “Silver” (MC) & “Bright & Fierce Colour” mini-skein set (CC)

MC: 185 (240) yards / 170 (220) m (grey)
CC: 120 (159) yards / 110 (145) m (mini-skeins)

NOTE: The CC yardage listed above is the TOTAL yardage for all CC stripes and hearts. This pattern includes a detailed breakdown of the yardage for each stripe and each row of hearts shown in the CC colors. The child size has 16 CC stripes and 4 rows of hearts. The Adult Size has 18 CC stripes and 6 Rows of hearts.

Neck Opening: 17.25 (19.5) inches / 43 (50) cm
Front Length: 17 (21) inches / 42.5 (53.5) cm
Back Length: 7 (9) inches / 17.5 (22.5) cm

US 4 (3.5mm) 20-inch (50cm) circular or as required to meet gauge

28 sts & 28 rounds = 4 inches 10cm in stockinette flat & in the round after blocking

28 sts & 28 rounds = 4 inches 10cm in colorwork motif in the round after blocking

4 stitch markers & tapestry needle

knitting flat, knitting in the round, garter tab cast on, stranded colorwork