On the Horizon by Elizabeth Smith

On the Horizon

November 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
4.5 stitches = 1 inch
in St st
US 8 - 5.0 mm
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Formerly named the Gradient Wrap Cowl, On the Horizon is an easy and fast project that takes a slightly different twist on the traditional cowl. It’s also now available on a kit from my website! Click here for all of the details.

It is knit lengthwise (working back and forth on a circular needle), and features 3 different sections of stripes using 3 different colors to create a gradient affect. Once complete, stitches are picked up on either end to create button bands.

The finished piece looks like a scarf (and can be worn that way too if you prefer), but you can also wrap it around your neck and then button to secure in place to wear as a cowl.

Pattern Information:

Gauge: 4.5 sts = 1” in St st

Yarn: Approx. 380 yds of worsted-weight yarn for main color and 60 yds of worsted-weight yarn for each of 3 contrasting colors.

Needles and other supplies:
• US 8/5 mm 32”/80 cm circular knitting needle or size needed to obtain gauge
• US 7/4.5 mm 24”/60 cm circular knitting needle or 1 size smaller than that used to obtain gauge
• 4 removable stitch markers (for buttonhole placement)
• 4 buttons, 3/4” in size
• Tapestry needle or crochet hook to weave in ends