Spring Strata Cowl

This simple feather and fan lace cowl is the perfect pattern to display one skein of Noro Taiyo sock. You can use whatever yarn you like, of course, but I would recommend the Taiyo – it is a great weight for early spring, and the colour palettes are inspired!

There are two sizes, depending on what needle size you use. The small fits snuggly inside the collar of a gilet, while the medium is slightly looser.

A note of caution about the Taiyo - Noro is not particularly careful about joining breaks in their yarn, so the colour sequence can become disjointed. If you get a faulty skein but still want a regular colour progression, you might need to split the yarn and rejoin at another section. This can be a bit frustrating, but can lead to serendipitous results. I had to cut out large mustard and purple chunks from the S30 skein I used in the smaller version, but I'm very happy with the more subtle shades that remained.

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Sizes: S / M

Finished Measurements:
S: 19cm wide, 52cm (diameter)
M: 22cm wide, 59cm (diameter)

Yarn:
light fingering weight

Yardage:
S: 61g / 258m
M: 94g / 397m

Shown in:
Noro Taiyo Sock 50% Cotton/17% Wool/17% Nylon (Polyamide)/16% Silk

Needles:
S: 4.5mm/US 7 60cm/24” circular
M: 5mm /US 8 60cm/24” circular

Notions:
Stitch markers, tapestry needle

Gauge:
Not important. Go ahead, break the rules, knit without swatching!