The cowl is named for the pattern’s resemblance to plaid. You’ll find making the elongated stitches that create the effect to be easier than warping a loom to weave a true plaid, though!
This pattern contains specific instructions and links to video tutorials for the special techniques used: I-cord cast on and bind off, wrapped/elongated stitches, and slipped stitch colorwork.
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Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Skills/Techniques: knitting in the round, I-cord cast on, I-cord bind off, wrapped stitches, dropping wraps, slip-stitch colorwork
Yarn: Morehouse Farm 3-Strand Worsted 100% Merino or another soft, worsted or Aran weight yarn, in three colors.
MC: 140 yds
CC1: 75 yds
CC2: 50 yds
Needles: #7 US (4.5 mm) circular needles in 16” (40 cm) length
Notions: tapestry needle, scissors
Gauge: 15 stitches and 28 rows per 4”/10 cm in stockinette
20 stitches and 32 rows per 4”/10 cm in pattern
Finished Measurements: 8” high and 22” around