Variegated yarns frequently call my name, but I often have trouble knitting them up. Patterns that looked beautiful in theory can look messy in reality. Light and Shade is a simple cowl designed for use with those tough but beautiful Malabrigo variegateds. The slip stitch honeycomb pattern breaks up the colors and gives a look of dappled light rather than pooling or messiness. An attached i-cord edging makes a neat, tailored edge that looks great without much effort. The button placket is a great opportunity to use some pretty buttons and the cowl sits differently depending on how many holes you button.
Small: 7 inches high, 20 inches wide.
Large: 7 inches high, 24 inches wide.
- 1 skein Malabrigo Merino Worsted (100% Merino; 210 yds per 100g skein), shown in colorways Jaen (Small) and Mariposa (Large)
- 1 set U.S. size 6 (4 mm) needles
- 1 set U.S. size 10 (6 mm) needles
- 3 buttons (19 mm)
- tapestry needle
15 sts/20 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch on size 10 needles
Tech edited by Lauren Cross