This pattern is part of the
Adventure Cables: Brave New Stitch Crossings and 19 Knitting Patterns book
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Cushy garter stitch mosaic patterning is combined with offset cables for a cozy cowl with cable patterning that is almost an optical illusion. A narrow hem of ribbing is worked on either end for added texture and a visual border.
I do love a good cowl, they are so easy to tuck in under a coat and never come undone like a scarf does. The straightforward shaping of a simple tube was the perfect canvas for this interesting mosaic crossings pattern that is so much easier than it looks. We have done a fair number of drives through the Rocky Mountains, and I am always keen to see the patterns created by the trees and the snow in the upper reaches of those massive monoliths. The stitch pattern on this cowl is a nod to those isolated forests, covered with snow for so many months of the year and mostly visited by prying eyes of passengers riding far below them.
Yarn weight # 2
23 ¼ (30)“/59 (76) cm circumference, 9 ¼”/23.5 cm tall, after blocking.
Cowl shown measures 23 ¼“ / 58 cm.
Sweet Gerogia, Superwash DK (100% superwash merino; 256 yd 234 m/4 oz 115 g): hemlock (MC), 1 skein; snowfall (CC1), 1 skein.
Needles Size 5 (3.75 mm): 16” circular (cir). Size 6 (4.0 mm): 16” circular. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Marker (m); cable needle (cn) optional; tapestry needle.
24 sts and 46 rnds = 4”/10 cm in Adventure Cables pattern on larger needle after blocking.
This cowl is worked in the round from the bottom up, only one color is used at a time. Slip all stitches purlwise with yarn in back.