Cirsium Pattern Universal Yarn
Cirsium Pattern Universal Yarn
Cirsium Pattern Universal Yarn

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Designed by Rachel Brockman

Cirsium, or thistle, may be a prickly little plant, but this accessory inspired by its blooms is soft, supple, and cozy! Cirsium is an ornately decorated cowl to keep you warm and cozy as chillier weather approaches and beyond. The gorgeous heathered shades of our Deluxe DK Superwash look beautiful in the stranded colorwork motif used in this cowl.



Small (Large)
Shown in Large size.

Width: 7½” (15” tube circumference)
Circumference: 29½ (68¾)”

Universal Yarn Deluxe DK Superwash (100% superwash wool; 100g/284 yds)
842 Oatmeal Heather (MC) – 2 (3) balls
848 Coral Heather (substitution suggestion: 841 Pomegranate Heather) (CC1) – 1 (2) ball(s)
845 Shamrock heather (CC2) – 1 (2) ball(s)

Needle: US Size 7 (4.5 mm) 12” circular or set of DPNs or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch markers, crochet hook size approx. US Size 7 (4.5 mm), smooth waste yarn, and spare circular needle (for grafting)

21 sts x 22 rnds = 4” in Stockinette Stitch (St st) with larger ndl
Save time, check your gauge.

This cowl is knit as a tube in the round. It begins with a provisional cast-on, which is unraveled during finishing and each end of the tube is grafted together to create a seamless cowl. You may wish to place markers between each repeat of the Florals pattern to help you stay on track. If you do, we recommend using a unique stitch marker to denote the beginning of each round.

Cirsium is available as part of e-book Fall Florals, and as an individual pattern through Ravelry.

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