Rionnag Cowl Knitting Pattern PDF Download
Now updated with a second size! Rionnag (’star’ in Gaelic) is a lovely lightweight cowl featuring classic Shetland colorwork motifs. Perfect for cooler Spring days, or tuck it into a coat for those colder days. Worked in four colors with only two colors used per row, this would make a great project if you’re looking to try allover colorwork.
Finished Size: Approximately 23 ½ (30 ¾) in circumference and 8 ½ in high.
Yarn: Fingering weight yarn: 105 (150) yds 96 (137)m MC, 90 (110) yds 82 (101)m CC1, 45 (50) yds 41 (46)m CC2, 75 (85) yds 69 (78)m CC3. Shown in Tukuwool Fingering (75% Finnish Landrace, 25% Texel; 213 yds/ 195m per 50g/ 1.7 oz). Smaller Size: Humu (MC), Tyyni (CC1), Kimo (CC2), Aava (CC3). Larger Size: Auri (MC), Anga (CC1), Repo (CC2), Aava (CC3).
Gauge: 28 sts/35 rnds = 4 in 10cm in stranded patt, blocked.
Needles: US #2 (2.75mm) 24 in circular or double-pointed needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.
Notions: Tapestry needle.
Notes: This cowl is worked in the round; be sure to swatch in the round. Note that gauge is not critical. Cowl can be made slightly larger or smaller by altering needle size.
Tech editing by Allison O’Mahoney of Kniterations. Photography by Kerry Bullock-Ozkan.