Slipstream Cowl by Louise Zass-Bangham

Slipstream Cowl

June 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch/Stockinette
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
330 yards (302 m)
50cm/20” around x 22cm/9” tall. Size is easily adjustable.
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The mystery knitalong is now finished; all is revealed. Thank you for the fun!

This textured cowl shows-off the colours in a favourite yarn. Choose a variegated or semi-solid, and watch the colours slipstream elegantly from one clue to the next.

The snug size is designed to sit beautifully over a sweater or inside a coat. It’ll keep out the draughts without being bulky.

You can enhance your project with optional beads. Choose a colour that picks-out your favourite tones in your yarn.

Worked in the round, this is an intermediate project. There is an easy rib start (sea green photos), or a fancy rib start (variegated photos)

Clues were available for FREE on my blog while the MKAL ran. Follow my blog to make sure you don’t miss future MKALs.

50cm/20” around x 22cm/9” tall.
Easily adjustable.

4ply/fingering with 365m/400yds per 100g skein - allow 300m/330yds
Choose a semi-solid or variegated yarn with a good twist and a bit of bounce.
2.75mm/US 2 and 3mm/US 2 1/2 needles for working in the round using your preferred method - either sets dpns, magic loop circulars with minimum 80cm/32” cable, or two sets each circulars with 60cm/24” cables.
Stitch markers

For optional beads:
Size 6/0 beads. Standard size: 135 beads. Allow 220 beads if you think you might want a longer beaded section.
Crochet hook 1mm/US 12 or slightly smaller, to attach beads.

Suggested yarns
Fyberspates Vivacious 4ply - shown in Sea Green
Must Stash Yarns Jump & Jive - shown in Sunset
Whimzy Twisted MN - shown in Lost Meadow (variegated) and Sweet Pea (pink)
Madelinetosh Tosh Sock

28 sts to 10cm/4” over stocking stitch (stockinette) using 3mm/ US 2 1/2 needles or size required to achieve tension.

All special stitches are described in the pattern. If you would like more help, there are tutorials on my blog for:
Joining in the round - tips & tricks
1/1 RX - photo tutorial
1/3 RX - photo tutorial
PB - photo tutorial
W1 tbl - photo tutorial

Want to share your project or find tips from other knitters? Visit the Pattern thread in our group.

Thank you to sample & test knitters: Mel, Monica, Susan, Amanda, Dora, Helen.
Tech editor: Akshata