Merry Fade Cowl by Shea Bennett

Merry Fade Cowl

December 2018
Light Fingering ?
30 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette, unblocked
US 4 - 3.5 mm
350 - 400 yards (320 - 366 m)
One Size
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The Merry Fade Cowl was initially designed to be used with the Cameo Yarns Merry & Bright Set that included a six 92 yard (20 gram), mini-skein gradient set in bright, rainbow hues.

The pattern is easily adaptable to mini skeins with less yardage, simply work fewer repeats between colors. To work the pattern as written, you will need minis that are at least 15 - 20 grams each color.

The cowl is worked one color at a time and uses slipped stitches to add texture and to fade the colors together.

Yarn: Cameo Yarns, Oh So Charming Minis, 6 colors, or six 20 gram mini skeins

Size 4 (3.5mm), 16” (40 cm) circular needles
OR size needed to obtain gauge

Gauge: 30 sts x 38 rows = 4” (10 cm), in stockinette stitch, unblocked

Sizes: one size

• 1 unique stitch marker to mark beginning of round
• 3 additional stitch markers to mark pattern repeats
• yarn needle for weaving in ends

: repeat stitches within asterisks
4SCS: 4 stitch cross & slip, see special stitch definitions
k: knit
p: purl
sm: slip marker
sl: slip stitch purlwise
rnd(s): round(s)