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Hills of Snow Cowl Pattern
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Whether you're dashing through the snow or curling up by the fire, this fast and fun project will keep you cozy. This is a quick knit for those with stranded colorwork experience, and a great introductory project for those new to it. The pattern takes you through the skills needed for successful colorwork in sequence: first you work in only one color with slipped stitches, then introduce a second color but only work with one at a time, then graduate to simple stranded patterns, and finally to a larger colorwork motif. The stitch patterns change often enough to keep it highly engaging as you admire your progress, and the pillow-soft worsted weight yarn makes every stitch delightful.
Depending on gauge you will use slightly more than half the skein of Color A and slightly less than half of Color B - you'll likely have enough left over for a coordinating hat, or even a second Hills of Snow in reversed colors.
Needles and Notions
US #7 (4.5 mm) circular needles or dpn's, or size to obtain gauge. 1 stitch marker for marking end of round.
18 stitches = 4 inches (10 cm) in stockinette st. Gauge is not crucial to pattern, but will affect yardage requirements and finished size.
Finished Size 11 inches (28 cm) high by 11 inches (28 cm) wide, relaxed after gentle blocking