Before I learned to knit, cross-stitch was my craft of choice. I always loved designing custom charts, whether using graph paper and colored pencils or software. Maybe that’s why colorwork, and especially Fair Isle, has always captured my interest.
The Lucky Cowl is designed for a newcomer to colorwork, and experienced knitters will enjoy playing with different color combinations and perhaps even riffing off this pattern to create their own designs.
Choose a garter stitch or picot edge to further customize your Lucky Cowl.
Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino (55% merino, 33% acrylic, 12% cashmere, 137 yards/125 m per 50g skein); approx. 240 yards/220 m; sample uses 340080 Jade (Color A) and 340012 Oatmeal (Color B)
Queensland United (55% organic lambswool, 45% organic cotton, 251 yards/230 m per 50g skein); approx. 240 yards/220 m; sample uses 22 - Silver Grey (Color A) and 41 - Honeysuckle (Color B)
Needles & Notions
• US 4/3.5 mm 24”/60 cm circular needle (or size needed to obtain gauge)
• Stitch marker (to indicate the beginning of round)
• Tapestry needle
Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino: 24 sts x 28 rounds = 4”/10 cm after blocking, using US 4/3.5 mm needles, worked in the round in stockinette stitch.
Queensland United: 22.5 sts x 32 rounds = 4”/10 cm after blocking, using US 4/3.5 mm needles, worked in the round in stockinette stitch.
Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino: 25”/63.5 cm circumference
and 7.5”/19 cm tall, after blocking
Queensland United: 25”/63.5 cm circumference and 7”/18 cm tall, after blocking