Luna Cowl by Mary P. Hunt

Luna Cowl

October 2021
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stranded stockinette stitch with larger needles, blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
345 - 350 yards (315 - 320 m)
one size
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Inspired by the phases of our beloved moon, the Luna Cowl depicts its waxing and waning in side-by-side full and open moon motifs. This single-sided stranded colorwork pattern is worked in the round using two colors with an “Eclipse” dark CC on light MC option and a “Starry Night” light CC on dark MC option.

This pattern is meant to be a gateway into stranded colorwork and contains video tutorials for each technique to help out with anything new.

24” circular needles in size US 5 (3.75 mm) or any needle that achieves gauge/desired size

(Optional) 24” circular needles in size US 3 (3.25 mm) for ribbing and Latvian Braids (this will shrink your finished size slightly)

Yarn & Yardage
Two contrasting colors in DK/Light Worsted weight
MC = 231 - 275 yards / 210 - 252 meters
CC = 115-160 yards / 110 - 147 meters

Notions: Tapestry needle; 3 stitch markers; Scissors

Size & Finished Measurements
One size
Approximately 12.5” W x 11.5” H (32 x 29 cm) when finished and blocked

(This final size will vary if using smaller needles for ribbing and braiding.)

I knit fairly tightly and during testing, final MC usage varied a fair bit. If you are worried about your gauge after swatching, I have included optional recommendations in the pattern.

26 stitches and 28 rows for 4” (10 cm) square measured over colorwork pattern after blocking

Have questions or comments? Please let me know!

If sharing your progress and finished piece on Instagram or other social networks, please use the hashtag #LunaCowl so I can admire your beautiful work!

Thank you for supporting my first-ever knitwear pattern. Happy knitting, friend!