Sidereal Check Cowl by Carolyn Kern

Sidereal Check Cowl

December 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stranded stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
528 yards (483 m)
One size: 33” [84 cm] circumference and 9½” [24 cm] height
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My Sidereal Check Cowl & Sidereal Check Hat were selected by The Fibre Co for their Fall 2018 Yarn Support Programme! These colorwork projects were inspired by high fashion garments featuring graphic variations of houndstooth check. I enjoyed charting some of these checks for stranded knitting.

The check pattern I use here was one of my favorites. I love how the background color appears as a series of four-pointed stars. ‘Sidereal’ means of or relating to distant stars or constellations.

The reversible cowl, with one side in stranded colorwork and the other in a two-row stripe, has picot edgings. It begins with a provisional cast on and ends with three-needle bind off.

Finished Measurements
33” 84 cm circumference and 9½” 24 cm height

DK weight yarn
348 yd 318 m Main Color (MC)
180 yd 165 m Contrast Color (CC)

Note: If making both hat & cowl with Arranmore Light, two skeins of the main color and one of the contrast color will be more than enough.