Bridge City Cowl
The show-stopping Bridge City Cowl is characterized by movement, color, and grace. Make the two-color cowl for a two-tone effect or the four-color cowl for a color-block effect. As an added bonus, only one color is worked at a time.
Bridge City is one of the nicknames for Portland, Oregon. This stitch effect, particularly in the four-color cowl, brings to mind reflections on the Willamette River in the evening light.
Skills Needed: Slipping stitches.
Size: Circumference: 34 ½ in [87.6 cm]; Height: 9 in [22.9 cm].
• Use yarn with low to moderate twist, such as a single-ply yarn. The slipped stitch pattern works best with yarn that has some give and will relax in blocking.
• Use variegated or speckled yarn as the Background Color (BC).
• Use solid or tonal yarn for the Contrasting Color (CC) or Colors A, B, and C.
For Two-Color Cowl:
Background Color (BC): 1 skein Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light (Fingering, 100% Merino, 420 yds/100 g) in Beautiful Liar. If substituting yarn, 190 yds [174 m] fingering weight yarn.
Contrasting Color (CC): 1 skein Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light (Fingering, 100% Merino, 420 yds/100 g) in Coquette Deux. If substituting yarn, 145 yds [133 m] fingering weight yarn.
For Four Color Cowl:
Background Color (BC): 190 yards [174 m] fingering weight yarn.
Color A: 65 yards [60 m] fingering weight yarn.
Color B: 20 yards [18.3 m] fingering weight yarn.
Color C: 60 yards [55 m] fingering weight yarn.
Needles: US size 3 [3.25 mm] 32 in. [80 cm] circular needle.
Gauge: 26 sts and 48 Rnds = 4" [10 cm] in Slipped Stitch Pattern. Round gauge is compressed by this stitch pattern.
Other Materials: 1 stitch marker, tapestry needle.
Tech edited and test knitted.