Machine Knit-able : Glennis Cowl | Scarf

Glennis Cowl

Glennis Cowl

Radiating color with bold and bright perpendicular stripes, this triangular cowl is quick to knit and perfect for layering. Self-striping yarn becomes the star of the show.
The construction of the original pattern reduces bulk and makes a more comfortable, fashionable cowl.

3 features of this beautiful cowl caught my eye.... How about you?

Contrasting horizontal and vertical stripes

Use of self-striping yarn

Finished cowl shape, reducing the bulk at the back of the neck
But my first thought was .... 'What about GAUGE???"

I know in my heart that the gauge of the vertical stripes is going to be considerably different than the horizontal stripes.
Hand knitters often ignore this fact and simply change needle size.

Examining the original pattern, the designer does change needle size, but only offers one gauge in her instructions. I'm guessing she expects the knitter to match her gauge in both stitch patterns.

To create your own Glennis Cowl:
  • Use the original Knit Picks pattern and knit 2 swatches, either changing your machine tension until they match or re-calculate the knitting pattern to match your gauge.
  • Use the Knit it Now Beechnut Cowl pattern, working both sections with horizontal (row) stripes. Only 1 swatch and no need to match gauge!
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