Have you ever bought artisan hand-dyed fiber that you’ve handspun into beautiful yarn with long multi-hued gradients? Or bought a skein or two in a gorgeous gradient color-way?
…… and didn’t quite know what pattern would showcase its unique qualities?
If you’re nodding away in agreement, then you’re going to LOVE this funky Mountaintop CowI. Hand spinning fiber into beautiful yarn is like climbing a mountain - every little step on the way contributes to a satisfying experience until you’ve reached the summit. Then it’s time to gaze in wonder at the view.
The Mountaintop Cowl will showcase those lovely gradients of color. It’s a simple rectangle, knitted flat, in a repeating pattern of large zigzag stitches in reverse stocking stitch bands. When buttoned up, it forms a tube to keep your neck toasty and warm, or can be worn folded down as a collar.
A second variation is offered and gives a style option for smaller zigzags. Both styles can be knitted longer for looser cowls, or to create funky, long scarves.
* About 220m of worsted weight handspun yarn in long gradients of colour, each colour approximately 60-90”/ 150-220 cm in length at (8/10 wpi).
* 2x 50g balls (100m per ball) of Noro Kureyon 100% wool. Sample is #219.
* 1x 100g ball of Moda Vera Bouvardia (180m) 70% Acrylic, 30% Wool.
NEEDLES: 4.5mm (US 7)
GAUGE: 20 sts x 24 rows in Stocking stitch = 4”/10cm
20 sts x 18 rows in Zigzag stitch = 4”/10cm.
25”/63.5cm long x 8.5”/21.5cm wide.
NOTIONS: 4x stitch markers (for both cowls), 3x 7mm buttons per cowl, darning needle.