This brilliant project by Jesie Ostermiller is the perfect accessory for a winter coat or that glamorous winter party. This pattern is available in Knitscene Winter 2016, and is one of 4 beautiful designs by Jesie. To create the cowl, you will need to know how to do a provisional cast-on, work 2 color fair-isle (also known as stranded colorwork), and be able to graft the ends together. Any intermediate knitter should be able to complete the project.
Kit includes pattern (printed & pdf) and selected yarn. For yarn winding services, click here.
DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Cumbria Fingering by Fibre Company (60% Merino Wool / 30% Masham Wool / 10% Mohair; 100g/328yds): 3 Skeins MC & 1 Skein CC. Shown in Derwentwater & Scafell Pike.
ALTERNATE YARN: O-Wash Fingering by O-Wool (100% Washable Organic Merino Wool; 100g/394yds): 3 Skeins MC & 1 Skein CC. O-Wash Fingering is a wonderfully soft, multi plied merino yarn in solid tonal colors. O-Wool uses environmentally friendly processes to maintain the original wooly hand as well as low impact dyes. PRE-ORDER available in any 2 colors. Please allow at least 7 business days for shipping pre-orders to your location.
ALTERNATE YARN: NatureSpun Fingering by Brown Sheep Co. (100% Wool; 50g/310yds): 4 Skeins MC & 1 Skein CC. This kit is created with your budget in mind. While NatureSpun is not made of Merino Wool, it is a great alternative that fits your budget. This solid color yarn is multi plied and will last for years to come. Please pick any 2 Brown Sheep colors. Please allow at least 7 business days for shipping pre-orders to your location.
NEEDLES: Size US 3 / 3.25mm 16" circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge & Size D-3 / 3.25mm Crochet hook
OTHER TOOLS: Stitch Markers, 1 removable stitch marker, waste yarn for cast-on and/or stitch holder, spare circular needle of same or smaller size for grafting, & tapestry needle
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
GAUGE: 25 sts & 28 rounds = 4" in charted pattern
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: 50.25" circumference x 8.75" wide
YARDAGE: 1250 yds
Images courtesy of Harper Point Photography / knitscene