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Viandar mini-skein cowl

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    • Written instructions with short row photo tutorial
    • One size
    • Suitable for beginners

    Pattern paper format: only A4


    This is as simple and soothing as a stroll in the woods. Using only knit stitches, you work back and forth (and occasionally in the round) to create wedges of colour that stack on top of each other in gentle folds. No purling, no seaming, no stress – just easy short row turns (tutorial included).

    One size: 61cm / 24in circumference, approximately 28cm / 11in high

    This cowl uses five 20g mini-skeins. It could easily be extended to six or more, giving a little extra warmth around the neck. Although it’s knit almost entirely back and forth, you do need to join in the round, so a circular needle is required.

    A big thank you to tech editors Kate Atherley and Emily K Williams, and to my wonderful testers, for making sure this pattern is crystal clear for knitters of any level.

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    Materials you need at home:

    • 100g of fingering-weight yarn: five mini-skeins or one gradient skein
    • 3.25mm circular needle (16in / 40cm long)
    • tapestry needle