- Tom Waits
I want to give a nod to the importance and appreciation to all our wild gardens no matter how small. Wild gardens make big change in small places. They create a space for important species to keep spaces healthy for us, our children, grandchildren, or the current and future neighbour kids!
In the spirit of symbiosis and using what we have - jump into your stash for some worsted yarn.
This is a pattern for a cowl worked in the round, using the stranded knitting technique. You will provisionally CO sts, work the charts, and graft the final edge to the provisional CO, block, and you are ready for your next adventure!
You are welcome to use a variety of colours more than 9 or fewer, work in order as suggested or completely unique for you!
For Better or Worsted by, Anzula
Worsted; 80% Merino, 10% Nylon, 10% Cashmere goat; 200yds (183m) / 114g
approximate yarn amounts:
(using only 2 colours)
MC - 468yds/428m
CC - 332yds/304m
2 skeins of each colour (may need to adjust some rounds reversing MC & CC)
(using suggested colour key)
MC (dark; Storm) - 250yds/229m
CC1 (light; Spruce) - 140yds/128m
CC2 (dark; Sexy) - 100yds/92m
CC3 (light; Mauve) - 130yds/119m
CC4 (light; Nimbus) - 80yds/74m
CC5 (light; Clay) - 50yds/46m
CC6 (medium; Candied Apple) - 21yds/20m
CC7 (medium; Toffee) - 15yds/15m
CC8 (dark; Keola) - 50yds/46m
4.0mm (us no 6) circular needle, plus circulars to hold sts for grafting (this may be smaller than the needle used to obtain gauge)
Change needles as needed to keep gauge throughout.
gauge: 22 sts x 24 rounds = 4”/10 cm over stranded stockinette on 4.0mm needles
6.5in/16.5cm (w) x 49in/124.5cm (circ)
scrap yarn and crochet hook for provisional CO, needle to weave in ends and work graft, st markers