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Fractal Cowl

from Blue Sky Alpacas
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Fractal Cowl
Fractal Cowl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting

Pattern Description:

Design by Kirsten Johnstone

A field of reverse stockinette stitch creates the perfect canvas for this unique cabled cowl. Inspired by the cutting-edge architecture of Australia, this chic scarf alternative is worked in the round (each one unique) to create sharp, geometric patterns and clear linear designs.


In Stockinette stitch,
16 sts and 30 rnds = 4" before blocking;
18 sts and 30 rnds = 4" after blocking

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Circumference: 20" / Height: 8'


  • Blue Sky Alpacas Extra 55% baby alpaca / 45% fine merino (150g/218yds): 1 hank
  • Size 8 (5mm) 16" circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Size H (5mm) hook, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Stitch marker
  • 2 cable needles
  • Waste yarn
  • Tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

218 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Blue Sky Alpacas Extra


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