A colorwork knit cowl lies on a table next to 3 white mini pumpkins; it is knit in a main color of varying mauves and pinks with a contrast color of dark mauve depicting trees, flowers and vines.
A colorwork knit cowl lies on a table next to 3 white mini pumpkins; it is knit in a main color of varying mauves and pinks with a contrast color of dark mauve depicting trees, flowers and vines.
A colorwork knit cowl lies on a table next to a glass canning jar of dried yellow calendula blossoms; it is knit in a main color of golden brownish green, with a contrast color of pink depicting trees, flowers and vines.
A colorwork knit cowl lies on a table next to a glass canning jar of dried yellow calendula blossoms; it is knit in a main color of golden brownish green, with a contrast color of pink depicting trees, flowers and vines.
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  • Load image into Gallery viewer, A colorwork knit cowl lies on a table next to a glass canning jar of dried yellow calendula blossoms; it is knit in a main color of golden brownish green, with a contrast color of pink depicting trees, flowers and vines.
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Madder and Marigold Knit Cowl - pattern only

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This cowl was designed to celebrate the hand-dyed yarns of Prado de Lana, Wing and a Prayer Farm, and other natural dyers. The design elements in the colorwork motif - flowering plants, vines and trees - represent the natural materials that shepherdesses Amanda and Tammy harvest on their farms to create magic in their dye pots, like madder and marigold. The overdyed shades of Prado de Lana’s Ovejas evoke a sepia-toned, vintage feel, while the many shades and speckles of Wing and a Prayer Farm’s Thelma and Louise bring in every season - spring, summer, fall or winter!

Approximately 230 yards total of DK or light worsted weight yarn in 2 high-contrast colors:

Sample 1 (mauves):

  • About 160 yards for the main color: sample uses Wing and a Prayer Farm’s Thelma and Louise, a DK-weight wool and mohair blend yarn (238 yards/217 meters, 4 oz/100 grams)
  • About 70 yards for the contrast color: sample uses Prado de Lana Ovejas, a 100% Romney light worsted-weight yarn (200 yards/182 meters, 4 oz/100 grams) in colorway Chile Guajillo

Sample 2 (green and pink):

  • Prado de Lana Ovejas in Madder, Marigold and Wattle (main color) and Calabaza (contrast color)

 

Purchase includes a link to download the pdf of this pattern after your order confirmation is completed.

Gauge: 21.5 stitches and 25.5 rounds in stranded colorwork = 4" x 4"

Size (finished measurements after blocking): 10.5"/27 cm tall, and 22.5"/ 57 cm in circumference.

Suggested needle size: US size 7 (4.5 mm)

Difficulty level: advanced beginner (skills required: knitting in the round, stranded colorwork, reading a colorwork chart)