Rolling Tide Cowl by Yvonne Poon

Rolling Tide Cowl

January 2021
DK (11 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in = 5.75" (14.5 cm) x 4.5" (11.5 cm) for one repeat of brioche stitch pattern, worked in the round, blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
228 - 444 yards (208 - 406 m)
1, 2, 3, 4
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Rolling Tide Cowl is one of nine designs in The Sun and Fog Winter 2021 collection, a collaboration of knit and crochet designs by San Francisco Bay Area designers, dyers and yarn shops. This winter collection is meant to inspire makers to create a little something special for themselves after the holiday rush or at any time. Each design in the collection has a size which uses 100 grams of yarn or less. It’s an honor to be part of this collaboration with so many amazing people.

I love looking at the ocean, mesmerized by the movement of the water. Hoping to catch the picture-perfect splash and spray of water as it meets solid ground, I take countless videos and boomerangs of the waves rolling towards the shore or crashing against the rocks. The water’s changing moods making its way to shore are captured in this design.

I had the honor of designing this cowl with Fiber Circle Yarns’ Dreamy DK, a gorgeous 100% merino yarn. Alisha and Becca are the dyers behind Fiber Circle Yarns. I was introduced to their yarn when I met Alisha at Stitches West 2020. I love their yarn color names as they reflect some of our Northern California treasures.

Rolling Tide Cowl is worked in the round in two different brioche stitch patterns. One is an offset wave pattern and the other is a flat cable pattern.

Extra yardage is included in the yarn yardage requirement for each size as written. Any adjustments will affect the yarn yardage requirement.

Gauge is not critical for this pattern, however, a different gauge will affect the size of your cowl and the amount of yarn used.

Size 1 is great for leftover yarn. If you have approximately 50 grams of DK weight yarn left from another project, you can use that for one of your colors. If you have slightly less yarn, the height of your cowl can be adjusted for the amount of yarn you have (sizing adjustments included in the pattern).

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Photos ©Ksenia Naidyon/Life is Cozy unless otherwise noted.

Thank you to Alisha and Becca of Fiber Circle Yarns for their support!

This design is part of The Sun and Fog Winter 2021 collection.

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Flashing Sea by Karalee Harding/Karalee Harding Designs (knit) @karaleeharding
Louise Cowl by Pamela Minniear/No Panic Knitting (knit) @nopanicknitting
Marina Cowl by Juliana Lustenader/Knit by Jules (knit) @knitbyjules
Pebbles and Sand Cowl and Stole by Kristin Lynn/Artfully Hooked (crochet) @artfullyhooked
Sea Star Shawl by Kira Dulaney/Kira K Designs (crochet) @kirakdesigns
Soar Scarf by Kavitha Raman/CraftDoodling Designs (knit) @craftdoodling
Undulation Mittens by Ksenia Naidyon/Life is Cozy (knit) @life_is_cozy

Contributing Dyers and Shops
A Yarn Less Raveled
Invictus Yarns
Sea Change Fibers by The Dye Project
Fiber Circle Studio/Fiber Circle Yarns
Houndstooth Fiber Arts
Little Skein in the Big Wool
The Royal Bee Yarn Company
Seismic Yarn
Speckled Finch Studios

Finished Measurements
Sizes 1 (2, 3, 4)
9 (9, 9, 6.75)“/23 (23, 23, 17) cm tall; 18.5 (22, 31.25, 47.5)”/47 (56, 79, 121) cm in circumference

DK weight yarn: approximately 114 (134, 191, 222) yds/104 (123, 175, 203) m each of color A and color B for a total of 228 (268, 382, 444) yds/208 (246, 350, 406) m
Yarns used in sample: Fiber Circle Yarns Dreamy DK (250 yds, 115 g, 100% superwash merino); 1 skein each, color A: Cali Girl and color B: Bird Walk
US size 5 (3.75 mm) 16” (for size 1 or 2), 24” (for size 3) or 32” (for size 4) circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
1 stitch marker to denote beginning of round
1 removable stitch marker
Stitch markers in a different color (optional but very helpful – to mark stitch pattern repeats)
Tape measure or ruler to measure gauge
Tapestry needle

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