Shadow Stripes Cowl by Sarah Thornton

Shadow Stripes Cowl

September 2020
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
+ Lace
= Worsted (9 wpi) ?
14 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette
7.0 mm
440 - 500 yards (402 - 457 m)
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The beauty of simple shines here – you could do tricky stitches, lace, or texture… but why, when lovely stockinette shows off the beauty of the yarn? I’ve worked this cowl in the workhorse yarn Cascade 220 carried with a mohair/silk blend lace yarn. Worked at a loose gauge, this yarn pairing works up quickly into a cozy cowl large enough to pull up over your head when a chill wind blows.

Finished Measurements
Laying flat: 30cm (12”) wide and 39cm (15.5”) tall


Carry two yarns together. You’ll need approximately 200 m (220yds) of a light worsted weight yarn that knits at approx. 18-20sts/10 cm, and the same amount (200m) of a mohair/silk blend lace weight yarn (25g/210m) – the pattern shows stripes of 4 different colours.

Pictured sample uses Cascade 220 Heathers 100% Peruvian wool, 100g/200m in Charcoal Grey (8400) and DROPS Kid-Silk 75% Mohair, 30% Mulberry Silk, 25g/210m in 4 colours (listed as MC and CC1 – 3). The stripes use approximately 40 m each of MC and CC2 and 60m each of CC1 and CC3.