Puddle Jumping Cowl by Xandy Peters

Puddle Jumping Cowl

May 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
2 stacks wide x 2 stacks high in patt = 3" x 2" (7.6 x 5 cm)
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
400 - 700 yards (366 - 640 m)
24, 30, 36" (61, 76, 91cm) circumference
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The Puddle Jumping Cowl started as a short design challenge. Was it possible to design a simple project on a short flight to a teaching job? I didn’t have anything on my needles and had packed a single skein of self striping yarn. Three hours after boarding my flight, I landed with the first few rounds of this cowl finished.

This pattern works best with self striping yarn. The pattern is easy to memorize. It’s only 4 lines long. Markers will help you keep your place in each repeat as you work through the pattern.

This project is good for knitters who have tried increases and decreases and want to learn the Stacked Stitch technique.

These videos will help with the unfamiliar stitches in the pattern:
Stacked Increase
Stacked Decrease

Finished Size: 24, 30, 36” (61, 76, 91cm) in circumference and 14” (35cm) tall.

Yarn: 1 (2, 2) skeins of White Birch Fiber Arts self striping fingering weight yarn, 400 yards per 100g skein; 80% superwash merino, 20% nylon.
Gauge and size can be adjusted to work with any weight yarn.
Pattern contains suggestions for other yarns and weights and substitution guidance.

Needles: Size 4 and 5 (3.5 and 3.75mm) 32”circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.

Gauge: 2 stacks wide x 2 stacks high in patt = 3” x 2” (7.6 x 5 cm).

Other Materials: 1 stitch marker, 15+ locking stitch markers in a contrasting color, tapestry needle, pins, damp cloth, ironing board and steamer.