Sand Cast Cowl by Jennifer Berg

Sand Cast Cowl

Knitting
October 2019
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in stranded colorwork
US 8 - 5.0 mm
285 yards (261 m)
Circumference: 33” / 82.5 cm; Depth: 12” / 30.5 cm.
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This design is based off of the Navajo Sandcast jewelry I grew up seeing in my family’s store on the Navajo Reservation. I love the contrast of turquoise and sterling silver in the more classic looking bracelets. They’re chunky, sometimes oversized, and beautiful. The Sand Cast Cowl is all of these and with an added detail of being made with Navajo wool.

Finished Dimensions
Circumference: 33” / 82.5 cm.
Depth: 12” / 30.5 cm.

Yarn
Peace Fleece Worsted
Native / Non-Native American fine wool and
Texas Mohair
200 yards per 4 oz skein
Shown in
MC: Baltic Blue, 1 skein or approx 185 yds of worsted weight yarn.
CC: Negotiation Grey, 1 skein or approx 100 yds of worsted weight yarn.

Needles
US 8 5.0 mm: 24” circ.

Gauge
16 sts and 18 rnds = 4” / 10 cm in stranded colorwork, after gently wet-blocking

Notions
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle

Special Techniques
Long-tail cast on
Stranded colorwork dominance
Wrap floats for stranded colorwork