Across the Pond by Andrea Mowry
As I began dreaming up a cowl design for Spincycle’s gorgeous yarn, I knew I wanted to create a mash up using two different techniques, and that at least one of the techniques involved colorwork. Spincycle’s Dyed in the Wool yarn takes colorwork to the next level with the way it melts from one tone to the next. I love it! A cowl is the perfect canvas for trying out some new techniques, and mosaic knitting is a favorite of mine! My love for knitting drew me to the graphic herringbone stitch pattern you see in “Across the Pond.” I love that it looks like big knit stitches! Mosaic knitting is also an awesome introduction to colorwork, as you are only ever dealing with one strand of yarn at a time. I also really love eyelets, and add them into patterns whenever I can! I found that the angles of the mosaic pattern balance out the round polka dots of the eyelets. Utilizing some different techniques and styles in this cowl also felt like a way to represent the colliding of two really awesome businesses - Spincycle Yarns & Loop London! The resulting cowl is so easy to wear. I love to thrown it on with jeans and a t-shirt, or dressed up with my favorite jacket. I hope you love it, too!!
Yarn: Sport Weight MC - 400yd/100g; CC - 200yd/50g
Spincycle 100% Merino Wool (400yd/100g) - 1 skein natural grey; Spincycle Dyed in the Wool (200yd/50g) - 1 skein Melancholia
US 6/4.0mm - 24”/60cm circulars & US 5/3.75mm - 24”/60cm circulars
Notions: Stitch markers, tapestry needle, waste yarn & crochet hook for a provisional cast on
Gauge (in the round and measured after blocking):
Mosaic Herringbone pattern using larger needles: 26 sts & 30 rows = 4”/10cm
Eyelet pattern using smaller needles: 26 sts & 28 rows = 4”/10cm
Finished Measurements: 28”/71cm circumference; 10.5”/27cm height
Techniques To Indulge In: Mosaic knitting, provisional cast on, kitchener stitch, eyelets, and working in the round!