Vasarely Cowl by Quayln Stark

Vasarely Cowl

May 2022
DK (11 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in colorwork pattern on larger needles.
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
426 yards (390 m)
24 1/4" circumference and 9 1/4" tall.
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French-Hungarian artist Victor Vasarely is widely considered the “grandfather” of the op-art movement. His lasting influence is highlighted in the Vasarely Cowl. Diminishing-width squares become rectangles in an optical illusion—producing a colorwork motif that is as relevant today as it was in 1965.

Difficulty Easy

Yarn Weight 3

Finished Size 24 1/4” circumference and 9 1/4” tall.

Yarn Rowan Cotton Wool (60% organic cotton, 40% organic Merino wool; 142 yd 130 m/13/4 oz 50 g): #205 Tiptoe (blue; MC), 2 balls; #209 Nutkin (brown; CC), 1 ball.

Needles Sizes 5 (3.75 mm) and 6 (4 mm): 16” circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Marker (m); tapestry needle.

Gauge 23 sts and 33 rnds = 4” in colorwork patt on larger needle.

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  • This cowl is worked in the round from the bottom up.

  • The chart is worked using the stranded method. Always pick up the background color (MC) over the pattern color (CC) and pick up the pattern color from under the background color. Keep floats loose.