Ida is a fast, easy little colorwork cowl with that is big on style. Knit in two colors of Malabrigo Worsted and lined with Malabrigo Lace, the cowl knits up fast for a thick, soft, and very warm winter neck wrap. Because the cowl is so very thick and warm, it is intentionally oversized for a loose fit. The lace lining covers all colorwork floats to prevent snagging. Inspired by geometric patterns seen on midcentury fabric, the mood of the colorwork design can be easily altered by picking different colors. Make sure there is enough contrast between your colors so that the design will stand out.
22.5 sts/27 rows = 4 inches in colorwork pattern on size 7 needles in the round using Worsted
22.5 sts/35 rows = 4 inches in stockinette st on size 5 needles in the round using Lace
180 yards of Worsted weight
Kristen Hanley Cardozo lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family and an increasingly large collection of yarn and knitting patterns. Kristen is a loose cannon, but also the best cop on the force. She designs knitwear whenever she gets half a chance.