Weeping Rock by Jordan Prouty

Weeping Rock

March 2022
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stranded colorwork stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
850 yards (777 m)
Approx 56” (142 cm) x 6.5” (16.5 cm)
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Weeping Rock is a long, flowing cowl, covered with stranded colorwork meant to evoke my favorite place: the semi-arid lands of the southwestern United States. The amazing rock formations there are in such beautiful shades of red, pink, and cream. One of the most stunning locations in that area is Zion National Park in Utah. There is a trail there that climbs steeply and leads to a rock alcove where water drips out of the rocks like they’re weeping. It is so beautiful, and I tried to emulate that beauty in the colorwork of Weeping Rock.

Weeping Rock is knit in the round in a long tube with all over stranded colorwork in three colors (but only ever two in each round), and then Kitchener stitch is used to graft the ends together.

Fingering weight yarn in the following amounts:
CC1 (light stripes): Approx 220 yd (205 m)
CC2 (dripping diamonds): Approx 400 yd (370 m)
CC3 (dark stripes): Approx 230 yd (215 m)
Sample used Madelinetosh Twist Light (75% Superwash Merino Wool / 25% nylon, 420 yards / 384 meters), 1 skein each in colorways Rocinante (CC1), Natural (CC2), and Oscuro (CC3)

30 sts and 24 rows / 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stranded colorwork

2 sets of size 4 (3.5 mm) 16” (40 cm) circular needles (or size needed to meet gauge)
1 stitch marker
Crochet hook for provisional cast on
Scrap yarn
Tapestry needle

Finished Measurements
Approx 56” (142 cm) x 6.5” (16.5 cm) (size is easily customized)

Thank you so much to my wonderful test knitters!