The measurements for this cowl are 24" around and 5.5" deep, this can be adjusted by changing the length of the starting ch, as long as you start with an even number on the chain, the pattern should work fine!
So, for this project you will need:
50g dk weight yarn x 3 - in 3 different colours you think would look good together, I've gone for quite a loud combo of gunmetal grey (main colour MC), deep red (CC1) and cream (CC2), but I think this could look good in tonal shades too :)
(My original yarn is Pure Luxury Merino by Stylecraft 119m/130yds per 50g ball, long since discontinued :( A similar yarn to try would be Debbie Bliss' Cashmerino dk)
Stitches used: Nothing too fancy, this is all sc and ch, but you will need to change colour at the end of each round by working the last YO and pull through in the next colour.
1. In MC, ch120, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, changing to CC1 in last st (119)
(like the autumnal cowl, this could be worked in the round by joining the foundation ch with a sl. st and working in a continuous spiral, but as I like to work into the bottom bump for the sake of neatness I always end up with a twisted ch that I can never rectify no matter how many times I rip out my work and re-try!)
2. Ch1, and without turning, check your work is not twisted and join to form a circle by working a sc in 2nd sc of row one (skip the first). *Ch1, sk1, sc* around, changing to CC2 in last st of round
For this pattern, to keep the colour changes neat, on every second row I worked the last sc of the round into the first ch of the round in the same colour, this 'stepped' the colour changes and kept them in a straight line.
3. *Ch1, sk 1, sc* around, changing back to MC in last stitch of round
Continue in pattern until you have 30 rows completed (10 complete bands of each colour), in last stitch change to MC
31. In MC, sc in each ch sp and each sc around, sl st to join round, fasten off and weave in ends.
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