I’ve wanted to knit a Gradient cowl for ages, and stocking Rowan Kidsilk Haze was a great excuse. It was super easy, just seed stitch, which I know sounds tedious but it was actually extremely satisfying – must be the yarn. It’s so light and airy, so fluffy and cuddly, like a big hug from an adorable toddler. When I put it on I kind of want to hug myself. Even the grafting at the end was fine, I just followed the instructions and I turned out awesome. It also worked up much faster than I expected, normally I avoid scarves but it was way fun and quick. There was also very little finsihing, I was able to knit my ends in as I went, they just disappeared! At the very bottom of the post we’ve included some colour combo ideas.
The only caveat is that the pattern used more yarn than I expected (10 balls), but you can scale it down a smidge so it only uses 6.
- Free Pattern
- Rowan Kidsilk Haze: we used 3 skeins 661, 2 skeins 627, 3 skeins 595, 2 skeins 583, but read our notes below on how to trim this down to 2/1/2/1)
- 5.5mm/US9 needle
In order to get away with using only 2 skeins colour A & C, and 1 skein each of colours B & D you’ll need to try the following:
- cast on 39 sts
- work in 3.5″ increments
- possibly go up to a 6mm/US10 needle
Be sure to remember that the 1st & 3rd colours will be the most dominant, and you’ll use the most of the 1st colour. Click on any of the images below to go to our store.