Fuchsia Snowflakes Cowl

The Fuchsia Snowflakes Cowl features a tessellation snowflake design based on traditional Scandinavian knitting. Modeled after the bold Snowflake Infinity Scarf from February 2017, this cowl sits perfectly around the neck and provides just the right amount of extra warmth and coziness. Knitted as a single layer tube and in the round, this fair isle beauty is guaranteed to be a favorite this season.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 8.5 (11, 11)” tall x 21 (25.25, 29.25)” circumference

Shown in size 25.25”.

Designed to be worn with 2-4” positive ease when measured around the ears

Gauge: 20 sts and 22 rows = 4” [10 cm] in pattern in the round (unblocked);

21 sts and 21 rows = 4” [10 cm] in pattern in the round (blocked)

Materials

Yarn: Malabrigo Rios (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 210 yards [192 meters]/100 grams): 093 Fucsia (MC), 1 skein; 063 Natural (CC), 1 skein

Needles: US size 8 (5 mm): circulars, 16 (16, 24)” [40 (40, 60) cm]

Notions: 5 (6, 7) stitch markers (of which one should be a different colour to the others); tapestry needle

Pattern Notes

This pattern is knitted as a single layer tube in the round.

Always bring the MC up under the CC when changing colour, this ensures that the motif is dominant on the background.

The longest float in this design in 5 sts, so the floats do not need catching in place.

Pattern

Using MC, CO 110 (132, 154) sts. Join in the rnd taking care not to twist the sts.  Pm to mark beginning of rnd; unless otherwise stated, slip this marker at the end of every rnd.

Rnd 1 (RS): *K1 (MC), k1 (CC); rep from * to end.

Rnds 2-5: *K1 (MC), k1 (CC); rep from * to end.

Rnd 6: K to end (MC).

Rnd 7: *Work 22 sts from Rnd 1 of Snowflake Chart, pm; rep from * to final 22 sts, work 22 sts from Rnd 1 of Snowflake Chart.

Rnds 8-39 (50, 50): Work Snowflake Chart Rnds 2-22, then work Rnds 1-11 (22, 22) once more, slipping markers as you go.

Rnd 40 (51, 51): Work Snowflake Chart Rnd 12 (1, 1), slipping markers as you go.

Rnd 41 (52, 52): K to end (MC).

Rnd 42 (53, 53): *K1 (MC), k1 (CC); rep from * to end.

Rnds 43 (54, 54)- 46 (57, 57): *K1 (MC), p1 (CC); rep from * to end.

Rnd 44 (58, 58): K to end (MC).

Using MC, BO all sts loosely.

Finishing

Weave in all ends.

Wash the cowl following the instructions given on the ball band. Flatten the long tube of the cowl so that the end of round jog is at the centre of the back rather than at one edge; this centers the design and conceals the jog. Lay the cowl out to the dimensions given and allow to dry.

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