Introducing Slanted Stripes
Slanted Stripes is a new cowl pattern that's perfect for your special skeins of variegated, self-striping, marled, or speckled yarns!
I really adore this colour of Spincycle Yarns Dyed in the Wool called Deep Bump. Every colour in it is perfect, and the unpredictable way it changes is so fun to knit. And I've been really feeling the soft sweatshirt vibe of marled yarns lately, especially tweedy light grey ones. I started this cowl on a whim just because I liked the colours together and because everyone loves chevrons, and it's turned out to be an accessory that's not too bright, but brings a sweet bit of colour into my wardrobe. I've been wearing it a lot lately since mornings and evenings around here are still chilly even in the summer.
This is one of those super relaxing knits that you can do while chatting with friends or watching Netflix, but the result still pops! It's worked in the round from one end to the other with just a few increases and decreases to create the chevron situation. The stripes start off skinny, then get wider and wider. You can rotate the tube around to different spots to get perfect symmetry or put the chevron off-centre like in the photo above. After finishing the knitting, the ends are seamed together for an easy-wearing cowl that just pops over your head.
I used two different bases from Spincycle -- Dyed in the Wool and Versus. The two work great together. The gauge is pretty relaxed for a lightweight yarn so you get a soft, chill fabric. Dyed in the Wool is listed as sport & Versus is listed as DK, but I find they pair really nicely. Some of my testers used heavy fingering weight yarns too, so those special hand dyed sock yarn skeins you've got in your stash could definitely work as long as they're not super skinny.
Want to learn more about the yarns I used? Check them out in The Swatch Project:
Find those special skeins and cast on for a great summer project! Get the pattern here on my website or over on Ravelry if you'd like to keep it in your Rav library.
Circumference: 24.5 in/62 cm
Depth: 7 in/17 cm
Colour A (gray marled)
175 yd/160 m sport weight yarn
Shown in Spincycle Yarns Versus (100% fine wool blend; 200 yd 183 m/50 g); Colour: Slow & Steady; 1 skein
Colour B (green/blue)
300 yd/275 m sport weight yarn
Shown in Spincycle Yarns Dyed in the Wool (100% American wool; 200 yd 183 m/50 g); Colour: Deep Bump; 2 skeins
Gauge measurement should be taken after blocking.
21 sts/24 rnds = 4 in/10 cm in Stockinette stitch
Needles & Notions
Needle Sizes are recommendations only. Always use needle size necessary to obtain gauge.
US #8/5 mm 16 in/40 cm circular needle
increasing/decreasing, working in the round, switching colours, seaming using mattress stitch