Evighet Cowl by Madeleine Windsor

Evighet Cowl

November 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch (gently blocked)
US 4 - 3.5 mm
787 - 897 yards (720 - 820 m)
Two options - see Notes
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Many little treats add up to big one in this delightful mini-skein project – easy yet satisfying, just what you need when holiday preparations get hectic. Stacked wedges lead you on a colour adventure, with the simplest of techniques (just garter stitch, seed stitch and German short rows) used to beautiful effect.

Working in the round gives you two options for the final product: graft the ends together for a cosy, double-layer infinity cowl (Evighet means “eternity” in Norwegian), or leave it open for an extra-tall version with horizontal lines. Add the multitude of colour combining possibilities (gradient or contrast? Maybe a minimalist two-colour version, or a randomly striped scrap buster? Make it shorter, or even longer?) and you have a pattern to return to… eternally.

This pattern was originally released as part of the Norah George Yarns 2018 Advent Yarn Calendar. Any photos shown here BEFORE Christmas are not samples made with the Advent Calendar - no spoilers here!

OPTION 1 (after joining):
Circumference: 66 cm / 26”
Height: 25.5 cm / 10”

Circumference: 51 cm / 20”
Height: 66 cm / 26”

3.5 mm / US size 4; 40 cm / 16” circular needle (or preferred method of working in the round) – spare needle of the same size (or smaller) needed for Option 1.
2 distinct stitch markers
Tapestry needle
Due to the short rows a short circular or double-pointed needles are recommended over magic loop

2018 Advent Yarn Calendar from Norah George Yarns: 24 x mini skeins of Super Sock; 75% / 25% superwash merino / nylon; 20 g / 85 m / 93 yds each.
24 similar fingering weight yarns, ~7-8 g needed of EACH.
Similar total amount of fingering weight yarn in whichever colours you may desire! E.g: Grey and “Rainbow” sample shown uses a skein of grey fingering weight yarn (from Travel Knitter) + 12 mini skeins in a rainbow gradient (from The Knitting Goddess)!

23 sts and 30 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” in garter stitch, worked flat, after blocking (laid flat and not stretching it once it’s dry).
Adjust needle size if necessary to get gauge

This pattern has been tech edited (by Emily Williams) and test knit