How the Tiger Got Its Stripes Cowl
Pourquoi stories from Vietnam are Origin Stories that explain why an animal or plant looks or acts the way it does. One of the many folktales told across Asia tells of the proud Tiger and his desire to obtain the wisdom that only Man seemed to possess. Instead of obtaining wisdom however, Tiger is outsmarted by man and in the process burns his magnificent golden coat, leaving him with permanent stripes.
Designed specifically to make use of that self striping yarn you fell in love with, when you didn’t really want to knit (yet another pair of) vanilla socks.This piece is worked flat, in garter stitch, and then seamed to produce a long infinity loop with optional clasp.
Size: 7 inches by 50 inches [18 cm by 127 cm]
Unplanned Peacock Peacock Stripe: 75% Merino Wool, 25% Nylon, 460 yds [421 meters]/100 gms [3.6 oz] shown in Dahlia Sock Madness 2018
US Size 3 [3.25mm] needles or size required to obtain gauge.
Large-eyed tapestry needle for weaving in ends.
Gauge for loop: 23 sts and 40 rows = 4 inches [10cm] in garter stitch after blocking
Additional Materials for the Clasp :
A Faux Leather Snap, 3 hole clasp from Blue Moon Findings.
Small crochet hook and US Size 1 (2.25mm) needles.