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“Forty Shades of Green”, the pattern, is a one-skein cowl that is knitted sideways and then seamed. Flowing celtic cables run lengthwise along the cowl, framed by a smaller cable below and a moss stitch background. The stitch definition of our Escarpment DK lends itself to the cablework beautifully.
Don’t be intimidated by those cables; they are less complicated than they look and the rest of the cowl is just moss stitch. I provide written directions as well as charts to make it easier for different knitting styles. The result is a cute little bandana cowl that sits up nice and high on the neck, but can be pulled close for warmth. Made from less than 256 yards of DK weight, it’s also a relatively quick knit.
You will need:
• 3.5mm circular or straight needles, (I recommend circular, at least 24”)
• 1 Skein of Blue Brick Escarpment DK (sample shown in February club colour ‘Forty Shades of Green’)
• 5 stitch markers (optional: 1 locking stitch marker for marking the right side of the work at the beginning)
• Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Gauge (after blocking):
6 stitches/inch & 8 rows/inchin moss stitch
Size (after blocking):
20” wide by 11” deep at the point before seaming