Add colorwork to your knitter's bag of tricks with Brooklyn Tweed's First Colorwork Cowl. This friendly, introductory pattern incorporates easy combinations of both one-color and simple two-color stranded rounds. Colors alternate frequently, meaning catching floats is not necessary! Worked in worsted-weight yarn, this pattern makes for great colorwork practice and swift gift knitting.
The First Colorwork Cowl is worked in the round from top down. Increase rounds worked over the length of the cowl result in a gently flared shape that sits comfortably on the shoulders when worn.
25" (63.5 cm) top circumference; 32" (81.5 cm) bottom circumference; 9½” (24 cm) length
Brooklyn Tweed Shelter — 100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool (140 yards/128 meters per 50g skein): 2 skeins of Color 1 (C1); 1 skein of Color 2 (C2); 1 skein of Color 3 (C3)
20 stitches per 4”/10 cm; 6 rounds per inch in colorwork (exact row gauge is not critical)
5 stitches per inch in colorwork pattern
US 8 (5mm) 24”/60 cm circular needle
US 5 (3.75mm) 16”/40 cm circular needle