Chameleon Cowl by Helena Timms

Chameleon Cowl

October 2022
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Linen stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
219 yards (200 m)
One size
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This simple and colourful beginners knitting pattern uses two colours to blend together and camouflage each other. The original green colourway published in Board Game Knits vol 2 takes its inspiration from the Chameleon party game box design, where the neon greens blend into each other making them seem slightly less bright! This new Worsted version shows how contrasting colours can blend together more subtly for a more cosy feeling garment. Working in a simple linen stitch, this is a quick beginner friendly pattern, perfect for gift knitting or a quick solution to the chilly weather!

This cowl can be made in any 4ply/sport weight or Worsted weight yarn – approx. 50g of each colour should be sufficient for either version. If you wish to add extra length or width you will need more yarn (see options below).

All details are given for 4ply(worsted) versions.

Yarn - 4ply(worsted) John Arbon Textiles Yarnadelic Sport(Yarnadelic Worsted) 100% Corriedale 333m(216m)/100g - 1 skein or 50g of each colour required(Shown in Badi-Da (MC) and Pink Moon (CC)
Needles - 4ply(worsted)
3.25(4)mm 60cm/24” (or longer) circular needles for rib
3.75(4.5)mm 60cm/24” (or longer) circular needles for linen stitch
Tapestry needle
Stitch marker

Gauge: 26st and 42 rounds(22st and 40 rounds) in linen stitch pattern in 4”/10cm after blocking

Measurements: 25cm/10”(22cm/8”) deep, 58cm/22.5”(54cm/21.5” circumference

Options: For a wider slouchy cowl, cast on 200(172)sts instead (77-78cm/30-31” circumference). For a deeper cowl, continue in pattern until 5cm/2” shorter than desired or until CC runs out (but not MC!)