Snow Gazer by Lindsay Lewchuk

Snow Gazer

December 2017
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
US 10 - 6.0 mm
140 - 164 yards (128 - 150 m)
22”/ 56cm around by 7”/ 18cm deep in back and 11”/ 28cm deep in front.
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When your exhale turns white as it escapes your lips, the sign foretells of frosty climes and the time to don your Snow Gazer cowl. With a radar like shape reaching straight to your heart, your whole neck and chest stay comfy cozy. The unique detail in back adds structure to keep the cowl standing up tall. Knitting with bulky yarn completes this design before the first snowflakes cumulate upon the ground outside your window.

The tech edited and test knit pattern is fully written. Suggested skills: working in the round, knit, purl, increase, decrease, short rows.

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Finished Measurements:
22”/ 56cm around by 7”/ 18cm deep in back and 11”/ 28cm deep in front.

1 skein Birdies Knits speckled hand dyed bulky weight yarn, shown in Koi - skein info: Hand dyed 100% organic cotton; 164yds/ 150m per 100g/ 3.53oz
US 10/ 6mm circular needles
Yarn needle
3 stitch markers

15 sts and 22 rows over 4”/ 10cm in Stockinette stitch. Note: exact gauge is not critical to this design. Gauge variations may impact final size and yardage requirements.

Special Notes:
• An easy stitch detail in the back enables this cowl to easily fit over the head and provides much needed structure so the organic cotton yarn doesn’t collapse around the base of the neck.
• The center front detail alters the stitch count every other round. On odd number rounds the stitch count decreases by 2 stitches and on even number rounds the stitch count increases by 2 stitches, yielding a net 0 stitch count change every 2 rounds of “in the round” work.
• When decreasing a stitch with a wrap, pick up the wrap and incorporate it into the decrease, but do not count it as a stitch. For instance if it is an p2tog, you’ll have 2 sts plus the wrap (so it will appear to be 3) that are purled together.