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OMBRÉ Cowl Patterns
Undine Cowl by Tina Whitmore Small waves undulate around this cowl. Worked by turning your work back and forth mid-round to create wider sections, short rows with no wraps needed! Cowl can be worked with either one or two balls of our Sport Ombré depending on length of cowl desired.  Both sizes work from two ends of contrasting color from the same colorway to create alternating stripes. Shown here worked with one ball of Sport Ombré in Dusk US 6 / 4mm 24” circular needle Approx 8” tall, 58” or 29” diameter Skills: Knit, Purl, Knitting in the Round $5.50
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Ripples Mobius Cowl by Gwen Bortner This project is a Mobius cowl or infinity scarf worked in an interlocking reversible ripple pattern using Judy's Magic Cast-On as the basis for the beginning of the design. As the pattern develops the ripples will fit together, creating a relatively flat fabric. 2 balls of River Worsted Ombré  Instructions included for making the cowl in two lengths & in Sport or Worsted (4 options!) Suggested Needles: US 10 for worsted or US7 for sport Requires circular needles in 36-40” and 20-24” lengths Skills: Knit, YO, SSK, familiarity with the Mobius shape will be helpful,  Knitting in the Round $5.50
Medusa Cowl by Tina Whitmore This unusual fun cowl uses two balls of our Valentine ombre yarn, one a 50g sock ball and the other a 75g fingering ball. Since the gradations develop at different rates due to the different ball size, with some planning both balls are used at an equal rate in the project. Just one short seam US 8 / 5mm 24” needles, tapestry needle One size Skills: Knit, Purl $5.50
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Coalescence Cowl by Nancie Wiseman A twisted infinity cowl in stripes of contrasting and blending colors. In some areas, the stripes of color stand out in stark contrast, while in other places the colors blend together completely. Ridges of knit and purl stitches add textural interest, allowing bright areas of color to peek through. Shown here in Pixie and Lichen Sport weight yarn Suggested needles: US 6/4mm 24” - 32” circular needles One size Skills: Knit, Purl $5.50
Comfort Cowl by Tina Whitmore Taller in the front, shorter in the back, makes this cowl comfortable no matter how many layers you have on and gives you warmth where you need it most. Worked in a simplified short row pattern on circular needles with stitches dropped at the end of the project to create a broad rib pattern. Quick, fun and just one ball of yarn, pattern gives instructions for cowl worked in either Sport or Super Bulky yarns as shown. Nautilus Super Bulky in main image, Bird of Paradise Flux Sport in smaller image. Suggested needles: US 8 for Sport, US 17 for Super Bulky, circular needles One size Skills: Knit, Purl, YO, K2tog $5.50
Shortwave Big Cowl by Tina Whitmore Get a big yarn fix with this great looking sideways-knit, cabled oversize cowl. Short rows give the cowl a great shape and cable adds drama and interest. Our Super Bulky yarn is soft, cozy and very addictive…. Quick knit with just 2-3 balls of yarn US 17 / 12mm 24” - 32” circular needles, tapestry needle One size Skills: Knit, Purl, Cabling, Short Rows $5.50
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Electric Boogaloo Cowl by Tina Whitmore Warning! This cowl is highly addictive! Worked in two matching ombre colors, where the colors differ at one end of the ball and are the same at the far end. Begin with the ends of highest contrast and watch as the colors blend into one as you work through the yarn. Worked with a Provisional Cast on and Three Needle Bind off, this is a free pattern to thank our wonderful customers for our first 5 years of dancing the electric boogaloo with yarn and dye! Cowl is designed in our Worsted wool ombre but can easily be modified for most weights of yarn. You will want to use a gradient yarn for the true effect of the pattern. Yarn: Worsted in Valentine and Cochinilla Suggested needles: Size US 10.5 needles, one extra needle for 3 needle bind off, crochet hook for provisional cast on, small amount of contrasting scrap yarn, darning needle to finish ends. One size approx 9" tall and 30" around - will vary with your gauge Skills: Knit, Purl, YO, PSSO free
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Kari Cowl Looking for a quick, satisfying project? The Kari cowl is it! Shown here in two balls of Purpleheart Worsted , you can have this project done in a weekend. For a lighter weight cowl opt for our Sport weight yarn (instructions for the finer version included) Suggested Needles: US 9 for worsted or US7 for sport One Size, instructions included for both weights of yarn, Requires either circular or dpns Skills: Knit, Inc./Dec., Knitting in the Round $5.50
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Acanthus Cowl by Sue Forstat Easy to follow and memorize lace repeat. Lace three-dimensional pattern resembles the dramatic leafed colums of ancient Greece. Knitting alternates between two complimentary lace patterns, creating a sophisticated three dimensional cowl. Shown here worked up in one ball of our Purpleheart Lace for a lightweight chill-chaser. Perfect for early fall or cool spring days! US 2 / 2.75mm circular needle Approx 10” tall, 20” diameter Includes both charted and written directions Skills: Knit, Purl, Knitting in the Round, YO $5.50
FLUX (Self-striping) Shawl, Cowl & Scarf Patterns
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Half and Half Cowl by Sara Lucas Mitered knitting is an easy way to play with color. This cowl can be made with either one or two balls of yarn. Shown here in Vintage and Canyon in worsted weight yarn Suggested needles: o Option A: US 6/4mm (US 8/5mm) needles (or size to get a fabric you like) o Option B: US 10 (6mm) needles (or size required to obtain gauge) Approx 5 inches wide and 34 inches circumference. Skills: Knit, Purl $5.50
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Topography Cowl by Tina Whitmore A garter stitch cowl with multi-tonal zigzag stripes. Softly contrasting colorways transition through their full gradient range in this easy to work and memorize pattern, creating a sport weight cowl long enough to double wrap for extra warmth.  A provisional crochet cast on creates a tidy invisible join. Shown here in Vintage and Canyon Sport weight yarn Suggested needles: US 10/6mm needles One size Skills: Knit, Purl $5.50
Rivulet  Cowl by Tina Whitmore Combining short rows and a fan and feather variation creates expanding segments of perfectly placed color in this wavy hourglass shaped cowl. This is worked in just one ball of our Flux self-striping lace weight yarn. Joined with a seamlessly when using a provisional cast on. Optionally you can use two or three balls to create a long scarf. Shown here worked with one ball of Flux lace in Bird of Paradise US 6 / 4mm 24” circular needle Approx 14” tall, 20” diameter Skills: Knit $5.50
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Undine Cowl by Tina Whitmore Small waves undulate around this cowl. Worked by turning your work back and forth mid- round to create wider sections, short rows with no wraps needed! Cowl can be worked with either one or two balls of our Sport Ombré depending on length of cowl desired.  Both sizes work from two ends of contrasting color from the same colorway to create alternating stripes. Shown here worked with one ball of Sport Ombré in Dusk US 6 / 4mm 24” circular needle Approx 8” tall, 58” or 29” diameter Skills: Knit, Purl, Knitting in the Round $5.50
Ripples Mobius Cowl by Gwen Bortner This project is a Mobius cowl or infinity scarf worked in an interlocking reversible ripple pattern using Judy's Magic Cast-On as the basis for the beginning of the design. As the pattern develops the ripples will fit together, creating a relatively flat fabric. 2 balls of River Worsted Ombré  Instructions included for making the cowl in two lengths & in Sport or Worsted (4 options!) Suggested Needles: US 10 for worsted or US7 for sport Requires circular needles in 36-40” and 20-24” lengths Skills: Knit, YO, SSK, familiarity with the Mobius shape will be helpful,  Knitting in the Round $5.50
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Kari Cowl Looking for a quick, satisfying project? The Kari cowl is it! Shown here in two balls of Purpleheart Worsted , you can have this project done in a weekend. For a lighter weight cowl opt for our Sport weight yarn (instructions for the finer version included) Suggested Needles: US 9 for worsted or US7 for sport One Size, instructions included for both weights of yarn, Requires either circular or dpns Skills: Knit, Inc./Dec., Knitting in the Round $5.50
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OMBRÉ Cowl Patterns
Medusa Cowl by Tina Whitmore This unusual fun cowl uses two balls of our Valentine ombre yarn, one a 50g sock ball and the other a 75g fingering ball. Since the gradations develop at different rates due to the different ball size, with some planning both balls are used at an equal rate in the project. Just one short seam US 8 / 5mm 24” needles, tapestry needle One size Skills: Knit, Purl $5.50
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Coalescence Cowl by Nancie Wiseman A twisted infinity cowl in stripes of contrasting and blending colors. In some areas, the stripes of color stand out in stark contrast, while in other places the colors blend together completely. Ridges of knit and purl stitches add textural interest, allowing bright areas of color to peek through. Shown here in Pixie and Lichen Sport weight yarn Suggested needles: US 6/4mm 24” - 32” circular needles One size Skills: Knit, Purl $5.50
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Comfort Cowl by Tina Whitmore Taller in the front, shorter in the back, makes this cowl comfortable no matter how many layers you have on and gives you warmth where you need it most. Worked in a simplified short row pattern on circular needles with stitches dropped at the end of the project to create a broad rib pattern. Quick, fun and just one ball of yarn, pattern gives instructions for cowl worked in either Sport or Super Bulky yarns as shown. Nautilus Super Bulky in main image, Bird of Paradise Flux Sport in smaller image. Suggested needles: US 8 for Sport, US 17 for Super Bulky, circular needles One size Skills: Knit, Purl, YO, K2tog $5.50
Shortwave Big Cowl by Tina Whitmore Get a big yarn fix with this great looking sideways-knit, cabled oversize cowl. Short rows give the cowl a great shape and cable adds drama and interest. Our Super Bulky yarn is soft, cozy and very addictive…. Quick knit with just 2-3 balls of yarn US 17 / 12mm 24” - 32” circular needles, tapestry needle One size Skills: Knit, Purl, Cabling, Short Rows $5.50
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Acanthus Cowl by Sue Forstat Easy to follow and memorize lace repeat. Lace three-dimensional pattern resembles the dramatic leafed colums of ancient Greece. Knitting alternates between two complimentary lace patterns, creating a sophisticated three dimensional cowl. Shown here worked up in one ball of our Purpleheart Lace for a lightweight chill-chaser. Perfect for early fall or cool spring days! US 2 / 2.75mm circular needle Approx 10” tall, 20” diameter Includes both charted and written directions Skills: Knit, Purl, Knitting in the Round, YO $5.50
Electric Boogaloo Cowl by Tina Whitmore Warning! This cowl is highly addictive! Worked in two matching ombre colors, where the colors differ at one end of the ball and are the same at the far end. Begin with the ends of highest contrast and watch as the colors blend into one as you work through the yarn. Worked with a Provisional Cast on and Three Needle Bind off, this is a free pattern to thank our wonderful customers for our first 5 years of dancing the electric boogaloo with yarn and dye! Cowl is designed in our Worsted wool ombre but can easily be modified for most weights of yarn. You will want to use a gradient yarn for the true effect of the pattern. Yarn: Worsted in Valentine and Cochinilla Suggested needles: Size US 10.5 needles, one extra needle for 3 needle bind off, crochet hook for provisional cast on, small amount of contrasting scrap yarn, darning needle to finish ends. One size approx 9" tall and 30" around - will vary with your gauge Skills: Knit, Purl, YO, PSSO free
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Rivulet  Cowl by Tina Whitmore Combining short rows and a fan and feather variation creates expanding segments of perfectly placed color in this wavy hourglass shaped cowl. This is worked in just one ball of our Flux self-striping lace weight yarn. Joined with a seamlessly when using a provisional cast on. Optionally you can use two or three balls to create a long scarf. Shown here worked with one ball of Flux lace in Bird of Paradise US 6 / 4mm 24” circular needle Approx 14” tall, 20” diameter Skills: Knit $5.50
Topography Cowl by Tina Whitmore A garter stitch cowl with multi-tonal zigzag stripes. Softly contrasting colorways transition through their full gradient range in this easy to work and memorize pattern, creating a sport weight cowl long enough to double wrap for extra warmth.  A provisional crochet cast on creates a tidy invisible join. Shown here in Vintage and Canyon Sport weight yarn Suggested needles: US 10/6mm needles One size Skills: Knit, Purl $5.50
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Half and Half Cowl by Sara Lucas Mitered knitting is an easy way to play with color. This cowl can be made with either one or two balls of yarn. Shown here in Vintage and Canyon in worsted weight yarn (at right in Sport weight Merino/Silk in Lucas) Suggested needles: o Option A: US 6/4mm (US 8/5mm) needles (or size to get a fabric you like) o Option B: US 10 (6mm) needles (or size required to obtain gauge) Approx 5 inches wide and 34 inches circumference. Skills: Knit, Purl $5.50
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