Sheep Island Cowl by Mary O'Shea

Sheep Island Cowl

Knitting
July 2022
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in colorwork
US 5 - 3.75 mm
700 - 750 yards (640 - 686 m)
one size
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When our kids were little, we used to spend a week or two at the end of the summer in a rustic camp (no running water!) in Owl’s Head on Penobscot Bay. The outhouse had the BEST view ever—you could sit and watch the lobster boats chugging by, windjammers coming into harbor for the night and, off in the distance, the sandy shore of Sheep Island. This island is a superb place to spend the day, beach-combing, swimming and berry-picking. Best of all, it was recently purchased by the Maine Coast Heritage Trust and is now safe for future generations of little explorers!
This cowl is designed with a Maine sport-weight yarn in 8 island-themed colors. It is a tubular Moebius cowl with a half-twist, nice and comfy around the neck—keep warm this winter while thinking island thoughts!

SIZES: One Size
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:
Circumference: 30 inches
Width (across doubled fabric): 8.5 inches
GAUGE: 24 sts and 29 rnds = 4”/10cm on gauge size needles (over blocked colorwork pattern).
NEEDLES:
US size 5 (3.75mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
Choose needle types base on your preferred method of working small circumferences in the round
YARN: Jaggerspun Heather 3/8 or another sport-weight wool yarn
Amounts (YARDS)—Edelweiss (160), Burgundy (160), Blue Mist (85), Hayfield (85), Slate (50), Sagebrush (50), Moss (35) and Amber (15)
NOTIONS: stitch marker, tapestry needle, smooth waste yarn for provisional cast-on, crochet hook
SKILLS USED: working in the round, using a chart, 2-color colorwork, grafting (Kitchener Stitch), provisional cast-on.