Our Common Threads Cowl

by Louis Boria, Lorna Hamilton Brown, Ana Campos, Felicity (Felix) Ford, Diane Ivey, Cecilia Nelson-Hurt, Jeanette Sloan, Angela Tong
December 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in over stranded pattern #1
US 6 - 4.0 mm
Width (laid flat) approximately 6≤"/16.5cm Length approximately 41"/104cm (circumference after grafting)
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All proceeds from the digital sales of this cowl pattern will be donated to the Hetrick-Martin Institute to further their vital work with LGBTQ youth. This charity was chosen by the Vogue Knitting’s Diversity Advisory Council because of its inclusion, advocacy and support work. https://hmi.org

A special thank you to Ana Campos and Felicity (Felix) Ford for spearheading this project!

This pattern contains instructions for knitting a cowl for Knitting LIVE! by Vogue Knitting, New York City, January 2020. It has been produced by the Diversity Advisory Council (DAC) whose members have each selected one of the motifs used, based on some aspect of our work together. The different motifs were sourced and adapted from Vogue Knitting Stitchionary Volume 3: Color Knitting. The final cowl charts incorporate Mountain Lake, Walk This Way, Morocco, Go Your Own Way, Houndstooth, Thames, Maze and Making Waves and the reason for each person’s selection is shared along with their chart. Knit a duotone version using two shades from start to finish, or make each section in different colors as your budget, stash and personal preferences allow. The DAC enthusiastically encourages you, if buying yarn for this project, to support BIPOC-owned businesses.

Neighbourhood Fiber Company (Community Supported Fiber) Studio DK (290yds/100g hank): 2 hanks each in Washington Circle (A) and Charles Centre (B)
Or, approximately 5oz/145g of DK/Worsted-weight yarn in each of two
contrasting shades.