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Suzy Snowflake Cowl Pattern

This worsted weight ‘Suzy Snowflake Cowl’ is knit in two-color stranded colorwork to create a festive wintery design. My inspiration for the name comes from my families’ favorite winter special: Suzy Snowflake. I think the snowflake motifs and color pairing resemble the style of this nostalgic stop motion cartoon from the early 1950’s.

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. The pattern itself is written as a color-coded chart.

Gauge
Using US 8 (5.0mm) needles:
21 sts and 25 rows make a 4” (10cm) square in stockinette stitch, knit in the round, unblocked
23 sts and 23 rows make a 4” (10cm) square in the fair isle design, )

Materials
647 total yards (308g/592m) of worsted weight yarn
Recommended yarn: Malabrigo Worsted (colors shown: Marine and Natural)
Yardage breakdown
Color A (Marine): 332yds (158g/304m)
Color B (Natural): 315 yds (150g/288m)

US 8 (5.0mm) 16” circular needles
A second pair of 16” circular needles (size can be either US 6, 7, or 8)
Stitch marker
1 crochet hook for the provisional cast on, size: H/8(5mm), I/9(5.5mm), or J/10(6mm)
Tapestry needle
Scrap yarn for the cast on

Skills/stitches Required
Knit
k2tog
Provisional Cast on
Kitchener stitch

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