Stag Beetle Cowl by Alexandria Wenninger

Stag Beetle Cowl

Knitting
February 2021
Fingering or Worsted-weight yarn
yarn held together
Fingering
+ Worsted
= Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in colorwork stockinette
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
328 - 437 yards (300 - 400 m)
see notes, size varies based on yarn weight
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The Stag Beetle Cowl features fun, colorwork beetle motifs in the center surrounded by an ornate border. This pattern is perfect for showcasing a skein of variegated sock yarn that you love but aren’t sure what to do with. The pattern includes instructions for making the cowl in both fingering and worsted weight yarns. Sample shown in the fingering-weight version.

Fingering-weight version
Yarn:
-150 meters (165 yards) of Color A (stag beetle and border color)
-150 meters (165 yards) of Color B (background color)

Recommended needle: 3.0 mm (US Size 2.5) 20-24” circular needles

Gauge: 26 sts and 29 rows over 4” (10 cm) in colorwork stockinette, after blocking.

Size: The finished cowl measures 24” (61 cm) in circumference and 11” (28 cm) in height.

Worsted-weight version
Yarn:
-200 meters (220 yards) of Color A (stag beetle and border color)
-200 meters (220 yards) of Color B (background color)

Recommended needle: 3.75 mm (US Size 5) 20-24” circular needles

Gauge: 22 sts and 24 rows over 4” (10 cm) in colorwork stockinette, after blocking.

Size: The finished cowl measures 23.6” (60 cm) in circumference and 13” (33 cm) in height.

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