Ziggedy-Zag Cowl by Dieuwke Schack-Mulligen

Ziggedy-Zag Cowl

December 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
437 - 547 yards (400 - 500 m)
one size, adjustable
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The Ziggedy-Zag cowl has zig zag stripes, shaped by increases and decreases. This cowl is worked flat from the bottom up, and seamed into the round afterwards. No purl stitches are used, only knit knit knit! The perfect project for watching tv, reading or chatting.

Choose between 2 versions included in the pattern: The very easy one, where the edges follow the zig zag pattern; or the slightly more “advanced” version, with straight edges created by short-row shaping at the beginning and end of the work.

Yarn: Knitter’s Kitchen Sock Minis (75% Merino, 25% Nylon), 85 meters / 93 yards per 20g, 6 skeins.
Colorways used:
C1 = “Mossy” – 2 skeins.
C2 = “Rainforest” – 2 skeins.
C3 = “Early Birch Leaves” – 1 skein.
CC = “I Can’t See a Thing” – 1 skein.
I worked my colors in this order: C1, C2, C3, C2, C1, divided by CC. You can of course do something else entirely – play around with color combinations all you like!

Needles: 4 mm / US 6 circulars, 60 cm / 24 inches – or straight needles if you prefer.

Gauge: Not crucial (but gauge might affect required yardage and final size) Sample uses gauge of 22 sts & 42 rows to 10 cm / 4 inches in garter stitch, after blocking.

Height: approximately 53 cm / 20.75 inches.
Circumference: approximately 60 cm / 23.75 inches.

This pattern has been tech edited and test knitted. Thanks to everyone involved!