I just finished this cowl, and I’m super pleased, it worked out beautifully! I just finished another incarnation of this cowl Fleece Artist Back Country, and I found it was a great, simple knit that looks amazing and just about anyone can do. Plus, it’s a great way to see how a yarn knits up, especially yarns that stripe or change colour. I used one skein of Cascade 220 Superwash Wave (colour 107) and it made a super gorgeous knit! I love the yarn’s European look, it has a sophisticated aesthetic but it still has fun look and does interesting things with colour.
The only hitch with this yarn is it is hard to visualize how it is going to work up. Cascade has posted photos of how each colour works up, but the colour in the photography doesn’t really communicate the colours accurately. Sometimes I find doing a little research in the wild is helpful and I look up other people’s finished projects on Ravelry to see how a particular yarn or colour of yarn works up. Of course, the photography in others people’s pictures won’t necessarily be great, but looking at a bunch of samples gives me a rough sketch of what I can expect.
The sweater on the mannequin is the Jo Sharp Reversible Wrap.
- Cascade 220 Superwash Wave: 1 skein (colour 107 Boston)
- 4.5mm/US7 – 16″ circular needles
- tapestry or darning needle
- Our project notes on Ravelry
This is what the yarn we used (Cascade 220 Superwash Wave colour 107) looks like in the skein.
And this is how it looks knitted up. We used the entire skein, so this should give you a good idea of how the colourways of Cascade 220 Superwash Wave knit up. All the details for our project (including pattern modifications and size measurements) are in our Ravelry Notes.