Rionnag Cowl by Kerry Bullock-Ozkan

Rionnag Cowl

Knitting
March 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches
in stranded stockinette stitch in the round
US 2 - 2.75 mm
120 - 170 yards (110 - 155 m)
23 1/2" and 30 3/4" circumference
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Now updated with a second size! Rionnag (’star’ in Gaelic) is a lovely lightweight cowl featuring classic Shetland colorwork motifs. Perfect for cooler Spring days, or tuck it into a coat for those colder days. Worked in four colors with only two colors used per row, this would make a great project if you’re looking to try allover colorwork.

Difficulty: Intermediate.

Finished Size Approximately 23 ½ (30 ¾) in circumference and 8 ½ in high.

Yarn Fingering weight yarn: 105 (150) yds 96 (137)m MC, 90 (110) yds 82 (101)m CC1, 45 (50) yds 41 (46)m CC2, 75 (85) yds 69 (78)m CC3. Shown in Tukuwool Fingering (75% Finnish Landrace, 25% Texel; 213 yds/ 195m per 50g/ 1.7 oz). Smaller Size: Humu (MC), Tyyni (CC1), Kimo (CC2), Aava (CC3). Larger Size: Auri (MC), Anga (CC1), Repo (CC2), Aava (CC3).

Gauge 28 sts/35 rnds = 4 in 10cm in stranded patt, blocked.

Needles US #2 (2.75mm) 24 in circular or double-pointed needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.

Notions Tapestry needle.

Notes This cowl is worked in the round; be sure to swatch in the round. Note that gauge is not critical. Cowl can be made slightly larger or smaller by altering needle size.

Tech editing by Allison O’Mahoney of Kniterations. Photography by Kerry Bullock-Ozkan.