Saturniid Cowl by Lucia Blackwell

Saturniid Cowl

June 2021
Light Fingering ?
28 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
315 - 325 yards (288 - 297 m)
28.6 inches (72.6 cm) circumference, 11.8 inches (30 cm) top to bottom
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Moths of the family Saturnidae are characterized by their big, fluffy bodies and stunning wing patterns. Snuggle into the Saturniid Cowl, which celebrates our fuzzy night-dwelling friends along with the shifting phases of the moon and glimmering stars. Designed to convey an aura of calm and a little bit of magic, this wide, relaxed-fit cowl features engaging stranded colorwork framed by familiar ribbing.

The cowl is knit in one piece in the round starting from the bottom up. Charts are provided for the main colorwork and for four moon phases, which can be placed as recommended or remixed as desired.

Main color: 260 yds (238 m) fingering weight yarn
Contrast color: 64 yds (58 m) fingering weight yarn

Sample uses Malabrigo Sock in Whales Road (MC) and Flavia (CC)

Recommended needles
US size 2 (2.75 mm) and US size 4 (3.5 mm) 24” (60 cm) circular needles

28 stitches and 24 rounds per 4 inches in stockinette stitch using larger needles. Gauge is not crucial for this project but may affect finished dimensions and/or amount of yarn required.

Finished measurements
28.6 inches (72.6 cm) circumference
11.8 inches (30 cm) top to bottom

Knit, purl, working in the round, stranded colorwork, cast on/bind off of choice

This pattern has been tech edited and test knit.