Day 3 of 12 Days of Winter Kit Collection - Series 5 for 2021 Designed by Rachel Brockman
Inspired by the long, starry nights of the arctic, Polar Nights is a glimmering cowl you’ll love all winter long. It features a Marius-inspired colorwork motif in sparkling gold Ricorumi Lamé DK on a background of deep blue holding a strand each of extra fine merino Donnina and mohair/silk blend Rico Design Super Kid Mohair Loves Silk together. This combination creates a decadent, soft halo that’s a treat to wear around your neck.
GAUGE 30 sts x 34 rows = 4” in stranded knitting, using larger needles and holding a strand of each color A & B together as one, and a singular strand of color C Save time, check your gauge.
PATTERN NOTES This cowl is knit seamlessly in the round from the bottom up, though there is not truly a top/bottom, so it doesn’t matter how you orient it while wearing it.
All slipped stitches in this pattern are worked purlwise with yarn held in back (towards the wrong side) of work. Please note that the stranded pattern is charted only. We recommend placing stitch markers between each pattern repeat to help you stay on track.
This cowl uses the stranded knitting technique. None of the floats between color changes are more than five stitches wide, however, if you find that your floats are too tight, you may wish to knit with your work held inside out.