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Picking colors is half the fun in this bold and graphic colorwork cowl worked in worsted weight yarn. In addition to options for either an infinity scarf or a standard cowl there are instructions for a second version in fingering weight yarn. This design is knit in the round, using a provisional cast on and Kitchener stitch grafting. The Color Swatch Cowl is an addicting knit and a great option for a knitter new to colorwork.
Yarn for Worsted Version: The Plucky Knitter Scholar 75% Merino, 25% Cashmere; 255 yd / 233m. One skein each in colors Strawberry Wine (C1), Princess Phone (C2), Wintery Mix (C3), Vintage Icebox (C4), Cassidy (C5). (See photos below for alternate worsted colorway)
OR for standard cowl approx 105 yd / 96m of each color in a similar worsted weight yarn.
OR for infinity scarf approx 185 yd / 169m of each color in a similar worsted weight yarn.
Yarn for Fingering Weight Version: The Plucky Knitter Oxford 75% Merino, 25% Cashmere; 430 yd / 393m. One skein each in colors Tiny Bubbles (C1), Highlighter (C2), High Cotton (C3), Fat Fish Blue (C4), Good Old Days (C5).
OR for standard cowl approx 198 yd / 181m of each color in a similar fingering weight yarn.
OR for infinity scarf approx 350 yd / 321m of each color in a similar fingering weight yarn.
Gauge for Worsted Weight Version:
5 sts x 6 rows = 1" / 2.5cm in chart pattern in the round, blocked
Gauge for Fingering Weight Version:
6 sts x 7 rows = 1" / 2.5cm in chart pattern n the round, blocked
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