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Born This Way Cowl

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Celebrate your DNA. Celebrate being Born This Way!
Please also see the Born This Way Scarf.

This cowl uses the Fusion Knitting Technique to create a mirrored DNA pattern on both sides of the fabric.

This can be knit with any weight of yarn and is adjustable in both circumference and height. It is shown here in fingering weight version with 5 horizontal & 5 vertical repeats. The worsted weight version has 7 horizontal repeats and one centered vertical repeat.

The cowl uses 2 colours of yarn of the same weight. Look for yarns that are smooth and not sticky. This looks great using 2 solid/tonal colours of yarn or a solid paired with a gradient/self-striping/variegated yarn.

The fingering weight cowl uses approximately 260 yards/ 237 metres of each colour. The worsted weight cowl uses 220 yards/ 200 metres of a semi-solid colour and a gradient.

This pattern is suitable for knitters with experience with cables. A video and picture tutorials are provided for the 1-into-5 stitch that creates the curve at the base of the DNA strands.

Yarn Over New York has kits for both the fingering weight and worsted weight version of this cowl.

Thank you for your support of the Trevor Project. $852USD was donated from the introductory sales of the Born This Way Scarf & Cowl.

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Published in Mary W Martin's Store
Craft: Knitting
Category: Neck / Torso → Cowl
Suggested yarn: Urth Uneek Worsted
Urth Monokrom Worsted
Urth Monokrom Fingering
Yarn weight: Any gauge - designed for any gauge
Sizes available: Adjustable in Width and Length
Languages: English

See RAVELRY Pattern Page for more pictures and link to other projects.
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