Fenton's Arrow, a free knitting pattern from Knitty.com. Free knitting pattern for a colowork cowl.
This Fair Isle cowl is knit in the round from the bottom up. Flanked by corrugated ribbing, this cowl's palette runs hot and cold by using two ombré yarns. The gradient works its magic and makes it look like you do more work than you actually have to!
photos: Tanis Gray
Height: 10 inches/25 cm
Circumference: 26 inches/66 cm
Freia Fine Handpaints Ombré Worsted [100% wool; 127 yd/115 m per 75g skein];
[MC] Flare; 1 skein
[CC] Blue Velvet; 1 skein
Recommended needle size
[always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed below - every knitter's gauge is unique]
1 US #8/5 mm circular needle, 24 inch/61 cm long
18 sts/24 rounds = 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette stitch
19 sts/25 rounds = 4 inches/10 cm in Fair Isle pattern, after blocking
[Knitty's list of standard abbreviations and techniques can be found here.]
You may find it helpful to place markers between each pattern repeat.
With CC using Twisted German CO method, CO 120 sts. Place marker and join for working in the round.
Lower ribbing: [K1 in CC, p1 in MC] around.
Work ribbing as set for 5 rounds in total.
Knit 1 round in MC.
Body round: work chart 12 times around. Work as set until you have completed chart.
Knit 1 round in CC.
Upper ribbing: [K1 in MC, p1 in CC] around.
Work ribbing as set for 5 rounds.
BO purlwise in CC.
Weave in all loose ends with tapestry needle.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Tanis Gray lives in the Washington DC metro area with her mechanical engineer husband, Lego-obsessed son, and infant daughter. The author of 8 published knitting books and over 500 published knitting patterns, it is her hope that knitting takes over the world, and she is doing her part to make that a reality.
Pattern & images © 2018 Tanis Gray.