Speckled yarn is so special, so painterly, it’s like abstract art. No two skeins are the same, the markings the colors produce are individual and unpredictable. Along with that they are imbued with a sense of fun, of letting go. I wanted to create a pattern that would emphasize that freedom. Let the yarn take the lead and really admire its beauty along the way. Instead of an allover stitch pattern, this design provides a “Speckle Code,” a set of individual stitch “motifs”, each worked over 1-3 stitches according to the color pattern of your yarn. You choose which motif goes with which color, then as each color appears in your yarn, you work the appropriate motif. What you end up with is a unique texture that can not be exactly replicated. Your finished cowl will be as unique as your skein of yarn.
-This is a quick, totally addictive, 1 skein project that must be knit with speckled yarn, the instructions will not work with solid colored yarn.
-Detailed written pattern with abbreviations.
-Techniques used: Knitting in the round, Woven Herringbone stitch, Speckle Code: Ktbl, Star, Knot, Dot, RT & LT without a cable needle
-Sizes: 1 (2, 3) Circumference: 21 (23, 25)”/53.5 (58.5, 63.5) cm Height: 13 (11.75, 10.75)”/33 (30, 27.5) cm Shown in Size 1 (21”/53.5 cm) to fit around head circumference 21”/53.5 cm.
-Gauge: 27 stitches and 37 rows = 4”/10 cm in Woven Herringbone stitch using US 4/3.5 mm needles, after blocking. Pre-block gauge: 30 sts = 4”/10 cm.
-Uses approximately 400 yds/366 m, fingering weight speckled yarn.
-Yarn used in sample: Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles (100% merino wool, 400 yds/366 m per 100 g skein) Color used in sample: Fly.
-The ideal yarn for this project has an obvious base color, with speckles in 2 or more distinct colors.
-Needles: 16”/40.5 cm US 4/3.5 mm circular needle or dpns, for working in the round.
-Notions: Tapestry Needle, Stitch Marker
-Great cowl for both men and women.
-Pattern has been tested and tech edited.
*Please feel free to contact me with any questions.*
-**This listing is for pattern instructions to make the cowl, not to buy the actual cowl.**
-**This pattern copyright belongs to Suzanne Karnes, you may not reproduce or distribute any part of the pattern.**
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