The color work in this cowl was inspired by a particularly lovely coleus plant. A lining hides the floats and makes it extra warm and cozy, but could be omitted if desired. Variegated yarns can be a lot of fun in this pattern!
Knit with two colors of bulky yarn in the round with a garter stitch bottom edge, stranded colorwork in the middle, and ribbing at the top. Once the outside is complete, the lining is knit.
An additional circular needle is used to hold the live lining stitches while they are being tacked down. It should be longer than the 40-cm needles used for knitting both layers and can be a smaller gauge.
Finished measurements: approximately 20.5 cm tall and 51 cm around
Gauge: for outer layer, 15 stitches and 20 rows to 10 cm in stranded stockinette on larger needles with bulky yarn; for lining, 16 stitches and 24 rows to 10 cm in stockinette on smaller needles with DK yarn. (The lining gauge is stretched width-wise by being attached to the outer layer)
Note: Though conversions to the metric system have been made on this page for your convenience, the pattern itself uses American measurements.