Accumulation Cowl Pattern
This worsted weight ‘Accumulation Cowl’ is knit in two-color fair isle to create a nicely blended, geometric design. The cowl is knit in the round and creates a long tube. You will place a twist in the middle and then seam both edges together at the end with a kitchener stitch. As a result, you end up with a double-layered fabric that is extra squishy and cozy and has the design facing outward all the way around.
I have written this pattern using a provisional cast on and a kitchener stitch for closing the seam at the end. You will use a tapestry needle to seam together the live stitches from both the cast on and bind off edges. I have included links to video tutorials for both techniques. I have also included 7 photos at the end of the seaming section to help you visualize the seaming technique a little better. The pattern itself is written as a color-coded chart.
Using US 8 (5.0mm) needles:
18 sts and 25 rows make a 4” (10cm) square in stockinette stitch, knit in the round, unblocked
21 sts and 23 rows make a 4” (10cm) square in the fair isle design, knit in the round, unblocked.
-529 total yards (186g/484m) of worsted weight yarn
Recommended yarn: Feeling Good Yarn from Wool and the Gang (colors shown: Bronzed Olive and Mineral Pink)
Color A: 256yds (90g/234m)
Color B: 273 yds (96g/250m)
-US 8 (5.0mm) 16” circular needles
-A second pair of 16” circular needles (size can be either US 6, 7, or 8)
-1 crochet hook for the provisional cast on, size: H/8(5mm), I/9(5.5mm), or J/10(6mm)
-Scrap yarn for the cast on
Decrease stitches: k2tog
Fair Isle knitting
Provisional cast on