Sand Art Cowl by KD GECKO KNITS

Sand Art Cowl

November 2021
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
+ Lace
= Fingering (14 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
365 - 400 yards (334 - 366 m)
One Size
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The Sand Art Cowl pattern is a recipe for guiding the maker through my technique, which employs German Short Rows to create color magic on hand knit fabric. This technique is a form of free style knitting, or what I like to call stream of consciousness knitting.

Since this project is a cowl, gauge is of little importance. Although, after wet-blocking, I got about 5sts to the inch. Once you get a good feel for the technique, you can choose to change colorways wherever and whenever you choose. Set your creativity free.

I knit two samples from Madelinetosh Unicorn Tails (7 colorways) and Madelinetosh Impression/mohair (2 colorways). Each cowl measures approximately 9in wide x 11in long. One cowl weighed about 55grams, the other about 60grams. There is enough Unicorn minis yardage to complete both cowls. The exact amounts of each colorway used depends on the maker’s use of each colorway. Two cowls will use up the majority of the seven colorways. There was plenty leftover Madelinetosh Mohair to use in another project. The result of stranding together these earthy toned colorways (a fingering and a mohair) is a piece of yarn art, rich in vibrant waves of color and visual movement.

Colorways used in sample:
Madelinetosh Unicorn Tails: Glazed Pecan, Gracenotes, Wino Forever, Candlewick, Nassau Blue, Medieval, and R.E.D.

Madelinetosh Impression (mohair): Gracenotes and R.E.D.

The pattern includes a German Short Row video tutorial link.

These cowls make fabulous Christmas stocking stuffers.