Under the Canopy by Andrea Rangel

Under the Canopy

March 2023
both are used in this pattern
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in colourwork
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
440 yards (402 m)
Cowl Circumference: 26.5 in/67.5 cm
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It gets dark quicker under the forest canopy. These florals and ferns are a celebration of those shadowy corners where you might spot a bright bit of colour as the sun goes down. This meditative colourwork cowl is worked in the round and grafted at the end. Pair a jewel tone with a moody heathered wool for a nighttime vibe, or switch to a soft neutral with brighter shades to think of sunrise in the woods. Then toss it on with every outfit to keep you warm whatever the light.

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Finished Measurements
Cowl Circumference: 26.5 in/67.5 cm
Tube Circumference: 15 in/38 cm

440 yd/400 m DK or light worsted weight yarn

Main Colour: 220 yd/200 m
Contrast Colour: 220 yd/200 m

Shown in:
Main Colour:
Harrisville Designs Nightshades (100% American Cormo & wool; 250 yd/229 m per 3.5 oz/100 g skein)
Colour: Streetlight; 1 skein

Contrast Colour:
Spincycle Yarns Dream State (100% superwashed American wool; 150 yd/137 m)
Colour 1: The Family Jewels; 1 skein
Colour 2: Deep Bump; 1 skein

Blocked Gauge
Gauge measurement should be taken after blocking.

22 stitches/24 rounds = 4 in/10 cm in colourwork with larger needle

Needles & Notions
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Single-colour Stockinette stitch:
Suggested Size US 6/4 mm needles

Colourwork: Suggested Size US 8/5 mm needles

waste yarn
size G-6/4 mm crochet hook
stitch marker
spare 16-inch needle in same or smaller size than smaller needle tapestry needle

I consider this an intermediate level pattern. Techniques used include provisional cast-on, working colourwork from charted instructions, and grafting.