Kumori Cowl by Sally Palin

Kumori Cowl

February 2015
Aran (8 wpi) ?
14 stitches = 4 inches
US 9 - 5.5 mm
436 yards (399 m)
One Size
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This pattern was originally published as Close Knit’s contribution to the 2015 Rose City Yarn Crawl, March 5 – 8, 2015 in Portland, Oregon.

Each shop’s pattern(s) will be available free with purchase at that shop during the Rose City Yarn Crawl.

After the Crawl, all patterns will also be available for download individually or as part of our 2015 eBook: Postcards from Portland: 2015 Rose City Yarn Crawl Pattern Collection.

This soft, plush, double-sided cowl employs the use of shadow knitting. Inspired by the Portland Japanese Garden, the Kumori Cowl (Japanese word for shadow) mimics the play of forested shadows, furrows of gravel, and contrast of light and dark. The different sides of the Kumori Cowl each show an interesting shadowy color play.

(2) skeins Blue Sky Alpacas’ Extra in contrasting colors. Colorways shown are #3514 Marsh and #3518 Java

Finished Size:
8” tall x 33” long (folded on itself), 66” circumference total

US 9 32” circular needle

(1) Stitch Marker
Tapestry Needle for weaving in ends

Skill Level:
Advanced Beginner