Overlay Cowl by Kira Dulaney

Overlay Cowl

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A fine net overlays an ever-changing background in this fun slip-stitch cowl. Knit in a tube for cozy warmth and no wrong side, then grafted for a seamless finish, this a nice skill-building project for newer knitters. It’s an especially fun to use scrap yarn, mini skeins, or a gradient yarn for the main color. If using scrap yarns, lay them out in a circle to plan your color progression.

Kits are available from the designer here

4” = 26 sts and 40 rows in Overlay Stitch, blocked
Note: yarn shown usually knits at 25-31 sts to 4” in Stocking Stitch

Circumference: 40-80”
Length: 7.5”

450-750 yards total fingering or sport weight yarns for main color
250-440 yards fingering weight yarn in contrast color
US 5 (3.75mm) 16” circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge
US 5 (3.75mm) or smaller 16” circular needle for grafting
US G (4mm) or larger crochet hook for provisional cast-on
stitch marker
yarn needle
optional: cable needle

Yarn shown in gradient cowl: MC Black Diamond Alpacas Fingering/Sock Weight Alpaca Block Gradient, CC Houndstooth Fiber Arts Wanderlust

Yarn shown in green cowl: CC Sincere Sheep Cormo Fingering, MC includes Hampton Artistic Yarns Nomad, Knitted Wit Gumballs, Sincere Sheep Cormo Fingering, Swans Island Fingering, and Wonderland Dyeworks Sock

Yarn shown in pink/purple cowl: CC Malabrigo Yarn Sock, MC includes Artfibers Kanji, Knitted Wit Gumballs, Mountain Colors River Wash Sport, and Wonderland Dyeworks Sock