Maybe you’re wiser than I am and can resist the urge to buy yarn where the speckle in one skein matches the solid you’re pairing it with. My friend, Lisa Ross, keeps telling me, “No overlap!” In other words, the colours need to be different if you want to do any kind of colourwork or combining with a pattern. And yet, here I was (again). I decided to find a way to combine these anyways, to let the colours play and interact in a way that lets both wonderful colourways shine. Of course, the Overlap Cowl will work with yarns that have no colour overlap at all – I can’t wait to see what you combine!
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This cowl is knit flat on the bias and Kitchener stitched together. Stitches are then picked up from each end and edging is worked in the round.
Size Circumference: 26” / 66 cm; Height: 12.5” / 32 cm
Approximate Yardage 2 skeins DK weight yarn 380-420 yards (345 – 382 m)
- knit and purl
- slipping sts
- provisional cast-on
C1: 1 skein Black Cat Fibers US Essential DK (100% merino); 231 yd. / 211 m per 100 g skein;
colour shown: Sleep with the Fishes (solid)
C2: 1 skein Black Cat Fibers US Essential DK (100% merino); 231 yd. / 211 m per 100 g skein;
colour shown: Slither (speckle)
US 7 / 4.5 mm for knitting flat and US 8 / 5 mm 16” / 40 cm circular needles, or size needed to get gauge plus one size larger
yarn needle, stitch markers, waste yarn, crochet hook for provisional cast-on of similar size to smaller needle