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Unicorn Stripes Cowl

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Use your mini-skeins with no ends to weave in!
This quick to knit reversible cowl is a great use for that special gradient set, your gorgeous miniskeins or the scrap yarn. It can be made holding fingering weight yarn double or with worsted weight yarn. The tails of your yarn will tie the cowl together (literally) and form the fringe.

The cowl comes in two sizes. The smaller size is perfect for a young person or for an adult who just wants something compact to tuck into their coat. The larger size gives great warmth and extra fabric snuggled around your neck.

The cowl is shown using Stitchnoir’s Be A Freaking Unicorn Gradient. The beauty of each of seven colours is gloriously highlighted in the coloured stripes on one side of the cowl. Turn the cowl over and watch your main colour soften and blend all the colours together.

Try Marianated Yarns Phoenix Feather Gradient for a darker, moodier cowl shown. Her Racing Silks gradient will create a brilliant jewel toned cowl. Using only six mini-skeins allows you to repeat the beautiful colour sequence one extra time.

If you have lots of scraps (who doesn’t?), try a different contrast colour and watch it change the character of the fabric. It is so much fun! Please look at the project pages to see how others have played with their scraps.

p.s. The cowl creates a little pocket -- perfect for my phone

$173 CAD was donated to The Aids Network ( from the proceeds from the sale of this pattern.

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Published in Mary W Martin's Store
Craft: Knitting
Category: Neck / Torso → Cowl
Suggested yarn: Marianated Yarns Practicality 75/25
Stitch Noir Basic Sock
Stitch Noir Gradient 20 Sock Sets
Marianated Yarns Venti Minis
Yarn weight: yarn held together
+ Fingering
= Worsted (9 wpi) ?
Gauge: 19 stitches and 32 rows = 10 cm in garter stitch
Needle sizeUS 8 - 5.0 mm
Yardage: 600 - 700 yards (549 - 640 m)
Sizes available: S, L
Languages: English

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