In Cowls, Fingering weight yarn, Good for gradients, Patterns, Shop sample available by Shannon

Mix two speckly colors and play around with directionality on this fun-to-work and fab-to-wear cowl! The textured stitch is easy to execute but so much fun to work, and the fading from one color to another is soft and subtle. Add a few wee buttons, and voila! You’ve got a piece you can wear upside-down and rightside-up.


  • Finished Measurements: 25″/63.5 cm circumference, 12.25″/31.25 cm high.
  • Yarn: approximately 685 yards/625 m fingering-weight yarn total, split between two colors as follows: cA, 350 yds/320 m; cB, 335 yds/305 m. I used Republic of Wool Flossy Fingering in Haiku (cA) and Navajo (cB). Note that yarn is held double throughout.
  • Needles: US7/4.5mm (or size to obtain gauge) for small circumference knitting.
  • Notions: stitch markers, tapestry needle.
  • Gauge: 20 sts & 34 Rs = 4″/10 cm in Textured Stitch in the round, measured after blocking.