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Lynsey Cowl


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Knit completely in the round with two colorways of fingering-weight yarn (one of which is variegated to create extra visual interest), the Lynsey Cowl is beyond cozy thanks to the yarn floats that get hidden inside the cowl as you work! The supersized motifs are also a modern take on the "X and O" shapes traditional to fair isle knitting. The cowl starts with a provisional cast on and is knit as a tube. Once the full length is knit, the end of the cowl is grafted to the beginning of the cowl for a professional-looking result that is fully reversible. Perfect for men and women alike and with an endless number of color combinations, you'll be reaching for this accessory as soon as cool weather beckons! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit in the round, provisional cast-on, stranded colorwork, grafting (Kitchener stitch) GAUGE 32 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches [10 cm] in Fair Isle Chart SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 40" [101.5 cm] circumference and 6.5" [16.5 cm] wide SUGGESTED YARN 811 yards of Fingering weight

Recommended with this pattern

  • Fingering-weight yarn at approximately 395 yds (361 m) per 110 g (3.9 oz). MC: 475 yds (434 m), CC: 336 yds (307 m)
  • Shown in Madelinetosh Tosh Sock (100% merino; approximately 395 yds (361 m) /110g (3.9 oz0): "Natural," 2 skeins (MC); "Fjord," 1 skein (CC)
  • US 3 (3.25 mm) needles, or size needed to obtain gauge; crochet hook and waste yarn for provisional CO; marker; spare circular needle for finishing (preferably same size as main needles); yarn needle

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I'm a Long Island dweller who loves to design knitwear (and even a smidge of crochet!). My designs can be found here on Craftsy and on my website,! What inspires me? rich colors; clean, strong lines; modern interpretations of traditional motifs; and texture in all of its forms.