Through the Darkness Cowl by Rachy Newin

Through the Darkness Cowl

February 2020
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 8 rows = 4 inches
in pattern stitch
6.0 mm (J)
400 - 410 yards (366 - 375 m)
28.5”/72.5cm around, 20”/50.5cm down the front center
low vision format available
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Sometimes we need to get through the darkness before our light can shine. The Through the Darkness Cowl starts with a solid dark color and then goes through a transition phase before bursting into multicolored magic.

The cowl is specifically designed to work with variegated yarns that incorporate pride colors. Think beyond heteronormative expectations and the gender binary - the magic happens when people have the space to be themselves.

The cowl is worked in one piece from the top down. It uses only simple stitches, making it workable even for newer crocheters - though I strongly encourage the use of stitch markers as indicated in the pattern! The pattern includes notes for customizing the pattern in a number of ways, including creating a shawl with the same pattern.

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Sample used Oink Pigments Dapper, 205yds/4oz in The Dark Knitnight (color A) and 205yds/4oz in Super Dope Heliotrope (color B)
Thanks to Oink Pigments for providing the yarn for the pattern sample! See the other color options and get a kit with yarn and pattern on the Oink Pigments website!

Yarn, Yardage, and Colors
The pattern uses 205yds/187m/113g in each of two contrasting colors. It’s specifically designed to start with a dark solid and transition to a variegated with pride colors, but can also work well with any other color combo using yarns of any color style and level of contrast.

The pattern can be adjusted to work with any yardage, including an unequal amount of colors A and B. If you’re working it as a shawl, I recommend using 1 skein of color A and 2 of color B.

The sample was made using worsted weight, but the pattern works well with anything from a fingering to an aran.

Notes are included for adjusting the following:
circumference; front center height; length of seam; adding more rows of either color or of the transition section; working it as a shawl

Skills Required
sc, ch, working flat, changing colors

This pattern and any associated images, schematics, and charts are copyright Rachy Newin Designs and may not be distributed in part or in whole without express written permission. Handmade objects created from this pattern are not subject to copyright and you can do as you please with your finished object.

The regular version includes large photos on the first page and the last page, so print accordingly.

Screen Reader Compatibility
The main pattern pdf is designed to be screen reader compatible. The text is all in one column and headers are formatted according to the style sheet. The pattern is written out completely and the images have descriptive alt text.