The Goldenrod Cowl combines garter stitch geometry with a decorative slipped stitch pattern to make a beautifully fitting shaped cowl that can accommodate any size, at any gauge! You will want to make many versions from short to capelet length. The pattern also includes arm warmers, which are a perfect gauge swatch for the cowl!
Among other skills, we learn an excellent provisional cast on to have in your repertoire, the over-the-needle crochet cast on, which is perfect for this side-to-side construction. We discuss how short row shaping creates a particularly refined fit in this garment, and German short rows will be demonstrated.
Knitters need to know how to knit, purl, and bind off. Experience with three-needle bind off is a plus.
$5 for full-color handout and digital pattern
DK weight yarn (or doubled fingering weight yarn) in two colors, MC and CC.
Bring approx. 200 - 300 yds MC and 50-60 yds CC, depending on the desired finished length of the cowl. Pair of arm warmers require 60-70 yds MC and 15 yds CC additional.
Size 4 mm (US 6) needle, two circulars at least 24” long.
Crochet hook to match needle size, or one size larger
Small amount of smooth waste yarn
Usual set of basic tools: scissors, tapestry needle, etc.