Cruces (Latin for crosses) is a thick and cozy cowl with a very simple stranded colorwork pattern that fades into solid bands of Stockinette stitch. The cowl is knit in the round from end to end and twisted before the two ends are joined. This pattern is a wonderful way to practice stranded colorwork and creates a beautiful finished piece that looks more complicated than it is!
Specific yarn requirements: 250 yds/ 230 m each of two colors of Worsted weight or DK weight yarn. Slightly less is fine if you want your cowl to be a little shorter.
+ Scrap yarn for provisional cast on in same weight (smaller is also acceptable). Please be sure this contrasts well! It should also be a smooth and multi-ply yarn (no tweeds, no sparkles, no single-ply)
US 5 (for worsted weight) or US 4 (for DK weight) needles in a 16" length, or size needed to obtain gauge. We will NOT be changing sizes during the colorwork!
Second circular needle of similar or smaller size (length of 16" or longer)
A crochet hook for the provisional cast on