Moonrise Hernandez Cowl by Heather Anne Heitz

Moonrise Hernandez Cowl

September 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
US 9 - 5.5 mm
333 - 666 yards (304 - 609 m)
Hiker Neck and Cowl Neck
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UPDATED September, 2020:

  • Fully written instructions + charted instructions are now included
  • The pattern is accessible!

Pattern Inspiration:
The inspiration for Moonrise Hernandez, is the Ansel Adams photograph taken in 1941, titled Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico. The monochrome evident in the image is what truly inspired this pattern…it is ALL about black, white and the shades of gray in between. When I view the photograph, the white crosses in the graveyard, lit by the setting sun, become the centerpiece of this stunning b+w image. I truly hope you enjoy it. There are so many opportunities to experiment with color!

Image Link (copy): Moonrise Hernandez

This cowl is constructed from the bottom to the top and worked on circular needles. The pattern is written for worsted weight yarn. It includes suggestions for measurements.

Important: Mosaic knitting {Complete instructions for Mosaic Knitting are included}. There are a total of 4 charts used in the knitting of the 4 pattern sections.

The ability to read charts OR the willingness to LEARN HOW to read charts is a must.

  • There are NO row by row written instructions.
  • All 4 charts are complete and include a key.
  • All 4 charts have 4-5 reminders of general written instruction included. These serve as mosaic knitting reminders.

O wool | Balance | Worsted Weight Yarn
Fiber Content: 50% certified organic merino, 50% certified organic cotton
Put-up: 1.75 oz / 50g
Yardage: 130 yds / 120m
Gauge: 17 - 21 sts = 4” / 10cm
Needle: 5 - 9 US / 3.75 - 5.5mm

Colors/Yardage Used in Pattern Sample:
• Coal (26, 52 yds)
• Natural (49, 98 yds)
• Talc (26, 52 yds)
• Graphite (149, 248 yds)
• Barn Owl (49, 98yds)
Alabaster (34, 68 yds)

Total yardage: 333-666 yards

There are 2 sizes:
The Hiker Neck Circumference Size: 26” | Height: 27”
The Cowl Neck Circumference Size: 52” | Height: 27”

Resources Included/Embedded within the pattern:
Video Tutorials
Stitch Guide
Labeled images identifying the individual colors + chart sections on a finished object.
Using Technology in Knitting Section