Pigments Cowl by Vanessa Ewing

Pigments Cowl

November 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in St st on smaller needle; 16 sts and 20 rnds = 4" in colorwork patt on larger needle.
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
450 yards (411 m)
54" circumference and 7" wide.
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This pattern is available from interweave.com for $10.49.

The Pigments Cowl combines a fuzzy cashmere yarn with two colorwork patterns to create a double-thick reversible accessory. Beginning with a provisional cast-on, the cowl is worked in the round to form a tube, then the ends are grafted together with Kitchener stitch. This gorgeous cowl is extra warm, extra soft, and extra lovable.

Finished Size 54” circumference and 7” wide.

Yarn Cardiff Cashmere Curly (100% cashmere; 50 yd / 7∕8 oz): #302 cream (MC), 5 balls; #307 gospel/lilac (purple; A) and #311 red (B), 4 balls each. Yarn distributed by The Trendsetter Yarn Group.

Needles Sizes 8 (5 mm) and 9 (5.5 mm): 32” circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Marker (m); removable m; waste yarn for provisional CO and to be used as a stitch holder; crochet hook; spare cir needle in same size or smaller than working needle; tapestry needle.

Gauge 16 sts and 26 rnds = 4” in St st on smaller needle; 16 sts and 20 rnds = 4” in color- work patt on larger needle.


  • This cowl begins with a provisional cast-on, then is worked in the round to form a tube. The ends are grafted together using Kitchener stitch and the circular grafting method.