Luxuriously soft, generously sized, and with that magic hand-dyed bling, the Point Reyes cowl adds warmth to your cool spring evening while adding a pop—or a zing!—of color to your outfit. I designed this version using Neighborhood Fiber Co.’s Studio DK Gradient kit, which includes five gorgeous coordinating shades of hand-dyed Merino, but you could use any combination of five colors that strikes your fancy. With just enough of a simple, undulating texture, this cowl makes for an engaging but relaxing knit and a great canvas on which to play with your favorite colorways.
One size; approximately 27.5” / 70 cm circumference x 21.5” / 55 cm length.
Neighborhood Fiber Co. Studio DK Gradient (5-skein gradient kit of 3-ply, 100% superwash Merino wool, 720 yards / 658 meters per 10.6 oz / 300 grams), or approximately 700 yards of DK- or light-worsted weight yarn, divided equally among five colors. (Note on yarn substitution: you’re looking for something with some drape here; this is not a great pattern for a substantial wooly wool. Note further that the sample used very nearly all of the five skeins in the kit; I recommend swatching in the lightest colorway, and saving your swatch in case you need it!)
19 sts and 28 rounds per 4” / 10 cm in charted Seeded Steps stitch pattern. Gauge is not critical to this project, but may affect finished size.
24” / 60 cm circular needle in size US 7 / 4.5 mm, or size needed to obtain gauge.
Stitch markers (optional); tapestry needle.
Knitting in the round; sewn or other flexible bind-off.