A cozy cowl inspired by the beautiful colorful gradients created every day in the Sierra Nevada skies. The cowl is worked in the round as a long tube, using linen stitch to knit four colors and create a gradient. Once complete, the ends are joined together to form your cowl. Wear on your next adventure under the big blue sky.
Pattern Notes: The cowl is worked in the round as a long tube, knitting the 4 colors to create a gradient, and then blocked to dimensions. The ends are joined together to form a loop, and voila you have a cowl! There are several ways to join the ends of a knitted tube, each to the knitters personal preference. This pattern includes instructions on how to seam the cast on edge to the bound off edge, forming a neat seam. Please note that if you’d like to join two ends of your cowl together using a grafting method, you will need to use a provisional cast on method to begin.
Size: Adult Medium (Measurements: 25” circumference, 7” wide after blocking)
Yarn: Sierra Rose Alpacas Sport Weight Gradient Kit (four sport weight skeins per kit: Color A, Color B, Color C, and Color D; 100% alpaca; 75 yards/68 meters per 28 gram/1 oz skein). Indigo colorway kit used for sample. Or approximately four 75 yard/68 meter skeins (300 yards/275 meters total) of a sport weight alpaca or alpaca blend yarn.
Needles: US size 9/5.5 mm knitting needles, or size needed to obtain gauge. 16” circular knitting needle is recommended.
Notions: yarn needle, stitch marker