Simplexity Cowl by Erin Kurup

Simplexity Cowl

Knitting
December 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette (on smaller needles knit flat)
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
523 - 608 yards (478 - 556 m)
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What do you do when you have a collection of leftovers too pretty to toss? You knit a Simplexity Cowl!

Designed to use tiny bits of ten different shades united by a main color, Simplexity blends simple stitches and textures to really show off your treasured yarns. Most rounds are simple enough to count as mindless knitting, and a technique for minimizing the jogs that characterize in-the-round colorwork is built right into the bottom-up construction. Its gentle flared shape makes it lay nicely while providing a little extra warmth as needed.

To simplify transitions between colors, instructions are primarily written with a chart for stitch pattern reference. Simplexity has been tech edited and test knit, so you can cast on with confidence!



SIZE
Top Circumference: 29.5” / 75 cm
Bottom Circumference: 48” / 122 cm
Height: 20.75” / 52.5 cm
Measurements taken after firm blocking.

YARN
MC: approximately 278 yd / 255 m of fingering weight yarn
CC: approximately 33 yd / 30 m each of ten fingering weight yarns
Totals include a 15% buffer.

Shown in Black Trillium Fibres Pebble Sock (100% SW Merino; 380 yd / 348 m per 100 g / 3.53 oz skein):
MC: Silverlight
CC: Bella Swan Limited Edition Gradient Set

NEEDLES
US 4 / 3.5 mm and US 5 / 3.75 mm 16” / 40 cm or 24” / 60 cm circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge plus one size larger

NOTIONS
1 stitch marker, tapestry needle

GAUGE
20 stitches and 31 rows = 4” 10 cm in stockinette stitch using smaller needles after firm blocking. Gauge is not crucial but will affect yardage used and final dimensions.

TECHNIQUES
Single and double decreases, single and double yarn overs, knitting in the round. Pattern includes links to more information about required stitches and techniques.


Here’s how testers described knitting Simplexity: interesting, motivating, straightforward, trendy, quick to knit, easy to customize, simpler than it looks, engaging, satisfying, and great for stash diving and using scraps.

PS: There’s a wrap version, too!

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