South Platte Cowl

south platte cowl knitting pattern

South Platte Cowl by Joni Coniglio in knitscene handmade 2016

A rippling lace pattern combined with the trickling blue tones of The Fiber Seed’s Sprout yarn create a flowing water effect. The cowl is worked back and forth and then seamlessly grafted in pattern, creating an infinite loop of color.

Size 55¾ ” circumference and 9½ ” wide

Yarn The Fiber Seed Sprout (90% superwash merino wool, 10% nylon; 480 yd [439 m]/135 g):

  • #HD043 polar vortex, 2 skeins

Gauge 24 sts and 31 rows = 4″ in charted patt


  • Size 3 (3.25 mm) needles
  • Size E/4 (3.5 mm) crochet hook
  • Waste yarn for provisional CO
  • Stitch holder
  • Tapestry needle

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This cowl is worked back and forth in rows, then the ends are grafted together in pattern. Alternate skeins of yarn every two rounds to blend the hand-dyed yarn. Always pick up the new color from under the color just used.

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