Strip Lights Cowl by Turquoise Toque Designs

Strip Lights Cowl

Knitting
February 2022
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches
in Stranded Colourwork
US 8 - 5.0 mm
89 - 208 yards (81 - 190 m)
Short, Long
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Sometimes a group of yarn just can’t be split up - you see them together, and know they should never be parted. That’s how it was for these colours for me - I didn’t know what to do with them at first, but I needed them to stay together NO MATTER WHAT.

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Strip Light Cowl is knit in the round in 5 colours of worsted weight wool. The cowl is knit as a tube so there is no wrong side to the cowl and you work the stranded knitting with the right side always facing you. When the cowl is the desired length, it is grafted together. There are two lengths included. The longer cowl will wrap around your neck twice. The shorter cowl is twisted into a moebius strip before joining and will wrap around your neck once.

Sizing
Short Cowl: 8” (20 cm) wide x 30” (76 cm) long
Long Cowl: 8” (20 cm) wide x 64” (162 cm) long

Gauge
On US Size 8 (5 mm) needles, after wet blocking:
21 sts/ 21 rows in 4” (10cm) in Stranded Colourwork

Yarn
Brooklyn Tweed Shelter, 100% Wool, Worsted weight, at 140 yards (128 meters) per 50g skein,
OR
The Plucky Knitter Trusty Worsted, 100% Wool, Worsted weight, at 250 yards (229 meters) per 115g skein,
OR
Any worsted weight yarn with similar properties that knits to gauge.

Short Cowl:
Colours 1 - 5: 89 yards (82 metres) each

Long Cowl:
Colours 1 - 5: 208 yards (191 metres) each

Techniques Used:
Provisional Cast-On
Stranded Knitting in the Round
Kitchener Stitch - grafting in the round

Colourwork is charted only.