ABOUT THE PATTERN The Starry Night Cowl uses simple increases and decreases to draw groups of stitches into soft, undulating curves to evoke the wild beauty of the dense clouds of gas and dust in our night sky. Named Starry Night because the curves also remind me of the swirls in Van Gogh’s Starry Night. Written in two sizes. Cowl uses the same lace as my Nebula Shawl.
SIZES Short (Long)
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Short Version: about 22” around by 7” tall [56 cm by 18 cm] Long Version: about 35” around by 7” tall [89 cm by 18 cm]
MATERIALS Yarn: 180 (200) yards Worsted weight yarn Long version sample worked in Malabrigo Rios color 150 Azul Profundo and used most of one skein (80 g or about 180 yards). Needles: Size US 7 [4.50 mm] 16” or 24” [40 or 60 cm] circular needle (or size needed to get gauge) Notions: stitch marker, tapestry needle
GAUGE 18 sts and 22 Rows = 4" [10 cm] in Pattern after blocking
- Cowl in 2 sizes
- CM and inches
- US Letter
Materials you need at home:
- 180 (200) yards Worsted weight yarn
- Size US 7 [4.50 mm] 16” or 24” [40 or 60 cm] circular needle
- stitch marker
- tapestry needle
Designs by Tamara Moots
Hi! I’m Tamara. I’m a knitwear designer. I’m also a mom, hiker, traveler, volunteer, reader, board game player and a national parks lover. And my hair changes color fairly often. I have more than 80 patterns available through Ravelry, LoveKnitting, Knit Picks, WEBS, Love of Knitting magazine, Knit Now magazine, Interweave Gifts magazine and others.
When I’m not designing or knitting, I raise two boys. We travel whenever we can manage it.