Cowls have now become a standard fashion item and having one for every season is equally important. For spring, its all about a pop of colour to brighten up an outfit combined with a side order of warmth to ward off the damp chill. In summer, the look lightens up with a lacy linen or cotton version worn strictly as a decorative element. When fall rolls around, a cosy cowl becomes indispensable as an extra layer, easy on, easy off as the weather fluctuates and finally, there is the heavy artillery cowl, ready for winter action in a super bulky wool designed to stand up to the fiercest of elements.
This season, Sylvan comes out of the shadows, playfully light in nature and incredibly soft. A new wool blend from Sirdar, this yarn is spun with a thick and thin twist in a choice of eight tri-shaded woodsy hues.
The unique texture of Sylvan combined with a simple pattern stitch forms an interesting pebbly-effect while the fun colour interaction creates a versatile topsy-turvy cowl design. By flipping the cowl from top to bottom, the colour changes instantly.
SPIRIT OF THE WOODS COWL
Finished Size: 86 cm/34 ins x 33 cm/13 ins
Needles: 7.00 mm/US 10.75 – 60 cm/24 ins
Tension: 11 sts and 20 rows = 10 cm/4 ins over Moss St.
Rounds 1: [K1, p1] rep.
Round 2: [P1, k1] rep.
Rep these 2 rounds for pattern.
Cast on 92 sts in A. Join in round being careful not to twists st over needle. Place a marker on first st.
Work in Moss St throughout following Stripe Sequence–
10 rounds in A.
2 rounds in B.
2 rounds in A.
Rep last 4 rounds 3 more times. Cut A.
10 rounds in B.
2 rounds in C.
2 rounds in B.
Rep last 4 rounds 3 more times. Cut B.
10 rounds in C.
Cast off loosely with C.
Design by: Michele Meadows