Sitka Spruce Cowl (infinity) by Jamie Lomax

Sitka Spruce Cowl (infinity)

December 2021
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in colorwork
US 5 - 3.75 mm
550 - 600 yards (503 - 549 m)
one size (adjustable)
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This design is inspired by the chilly gray fog, drifting quietly through the pine trees, as your boots crunch across the freshly fallen snow. Perfectly Pacific Northwest, this intricate design provides a balanced mixture of colorwork and texture, inspiring knitters to learn new techniques will getting into the winter mood.

The Sitka Spruce Cowl is a stranded colorwork infinity cowl. This pattern requires approx. 3 skeins of DK weight yarn, in two coordinating colors. I recommend using high contrast colors so that the detailed stitch pattern is clear within the knitting.

Special Techniques
Stranded colorwork in the round, reading charts, catching long floats, bobble stitch, Latvian braid, provisional cast on, and Kitchener stitch.

Size One size (adjustable)

Finished Measurements
10 in height x 13 in width (25 x 33 cm)
26 in (66 cm) circumference

Suggested Yarns
West Coast Yarn Co. – Victoria DK
Sample: Sitka Spruce (green), Fog Bank (grey)
4-ply 85/15 SW Extrafine Merino/Nylon
100g 246 yards (225 m)

Approx. Yardage Required
375 yards (342 m) in MC
160 yards (146 m) in CC

Suggested Needles
16 in (40 cm) circular needles
US 5/3.75 mm or size needed to obtain gauge

Stitch markers (1 in different color for BOR), scissors, tapestry needle, spare yarn and crochet hook for provisional cast on, spare needle for Kitchener

24 sts and 24 rows per 4 in (10 cm)
Gauge is in colorwork after blocking

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Happy knitting!