Stitch Exchange: Nightfall Cowl

Posted by Kristine Vejar on December 10, 2015 10 Comments

Announcing the second pattern in our Winter Solstice Collection: The Nightfall Cowl.

Knit using sport-weight yarn, this cowl’s finer gauge is lighter in weight and easy to wear.

This cowl comes in two sizes. Knit the large size to wear it doubled or even tripled for the coziest feeling. Made out of Madelinetosh Silk Merino, the silk content in this yarn adds a bit of shine, making an elegant accessory for a night out on the town. It is available in a wide array of colors, from vibrant jewel tones to gentle neutrals. Or choose Horizon by A Verb for Keeping Warm. Made of soft, Californian-grown Merino wool, this yarn conveys a cozy, rustic, and causal style and is available in a range of naturally-dyed colors. Choose three colors of yarn; go the route of choosing three closely-related colors which will fade into one another. Or, choose three high-contrast colors, for stripes that pop!

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Small (Medium)
Circumference: 44” (69”)
Height: 8.5” (8.5”)

YARN

Small
A Verb for Keeping Warm Horizon (100% organic Merino wool, 160 yards, 50g)
Color A: 1 skein
Color B: 1 skein
Color C: 1 skein

Medium
Madelinetosh Silk Merino (50% Silk / 50% Merino, 205 yards, approx. 100g)
Color A: 1 skein Antique Lace
Color B: 1 skein Woodstock
Color C: 1 skein Pecan Hull

GAUGE
In seed stitch: 18 stitches and 36 rounds = 4”

NEEDLES
One 40” US #4 circular
Or necessary sized needle to obtain gauge

NOTIONS
stitch marker
tapestry needle

DIRECTIONS

Using long-tail method, cast-on 199 (323) stitches with Color A. Place marker and join in the round, being careful not to twist.

Begin seed stitch pattern:
Rnd 1: (K1, P1) to last stitch, K1
Rnd 2: (P1, K1) to last stitch, P1

Continue in seed stitch, using Color A, for a total of 16 rounds.

Rnd 17: With Color B, (K1, P1) to last stitch, K1
Rnd 18: With Color A, (P1, K1) to last stitch, P1

Continue in seed stitch, switching colors each round, for a total of 20 rounds, ending after a round of Color A. Break Color A after round 36.

Continue working in seed stitch in Color B, for a total of 5 rounds.

Rnd 41: With Color C, (K1, P1) to last stitch, K1
Rnd 42: With Color B, (P1, K1) to last stitch, P1

Continue in seed stitch, switching colors each round, for a total of 20 rounds, ending after a round of Color B. Break Color B after round 61.

Continue in seed stitch, using Color C, for a total of 15 rounds.

Finish with Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Sewn Bind-Off for a nice clean effect.

Weave in ends, block lightly.

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Save this pattern to you Ravelry queue - or better yet, cast-on now.

Stay tuned for the third cowl in the Winter Solstice Collection! Coming soon.

We have a beautiful selection of Madelinetosh Silk Merino and A Verb for Keeping Warm Horizon yarn in the shop. Come by and check it out!

Plus, we now offer gift certificates online!

Join us in working through my new book, The Modern Natural Dyer - in 2016, we will be natural dyeing, knitting, and sewing together!

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