Choose Colour! Cowl
“Small things, by nature are whimsical … They’re just things for the pleasure of smallness.”
This American Life Podcast Ep. 687 ‘Small Things Considered’
Are you obsessed with mini-skeins? I think I’m getting that way! I often find myself thinking about mini-skeins and ways to use up these little morsels of yarn: taking a moment to knit on project a wee bit at a time, and taking delight in the way the colours play together, because I think that’s part of the whimsical joy of mini-skeins. You get to play with little bits of colour and perhaps put together shades that you wouldn’t usually combine, because hey, it’s just a few metres and it’s just for fun!
So, let’s choose some colourful mini-skeins together and get knitting a whimsical Choose Colour! Cowl.
Pattern includes full written instructions, ideas of how to organise your mini-skeins/leftover yarn, photographs, a schematic and has been tech-edited.
Choose Colour! is a cosy striped cowl worked side-to-side in the round to create a double-layered accessory. One side of the cowl features a textured panel which helps to blend the colours of the mini-skeins and the single-round striping of the yarns creates a wonderful fade effect.
Wide Single-Loop (Narrow Double-Loop)
Approximately 15 cm / 6” (11 cm / 4.5”) high
Approximately 60 cm / 23.5” (120 cm / 47.25”) circ.
There is also an option to make a wide double-loop cowl too.
4ply/fingering weight yarn of approx. 400m / 437 yds per 100g
You will need between 60g / 240m and 120g / 480m, depending on which size of cowl you choose to make.
GAUGE, NEEDLES & NOTIONS
26 stitches and 30 rows = 10 cm in Stocking Stitch (in the round, after blocking)
3.0 mm / US 2½ needles - choose whichever type of needle you prefer for knitting small circumferences in the round.
3 stitch markers (one in a different colour to mark the beginning of round)