The Cascades Cowl is a captivating pattern that combines colorwork and a beautiful Latvian braid. Sure to be a captivating piece for your wardrobe!
This geometric motif is inspired by the Cascade Mountain Range in the Pacific Northwest. It uses repeating triangles to suggest rolling mountains across the horizon, with dots of colorwork representing misty rain. Asymmetrical patterns and seamless construction provide a sophisticated finish with a pop of fun.
The Cascades Cowl is knit in the round using circular needles. A provisional cast on and Kitchener stitch create a seamless finish. This pattern uses a series of stranded colorwork motifs, Latvian braid, and corrugated ribbing, to create unique color and texture.
Size One Size (adjustable)
11 in h x 14 in w (28x36 cm)
27in (68cm) circumference
Approx. Yardage Required
460 yards in MC and 150 yards CC (or 420 m in MC and 137 m CC) of DK weight yarn. Sport weight will need a bit less. Worsted weight would need about 20% more.
24in (60cm) circular needles
US 5/3.75mm (adjust if not using DK yarn)
24 sts and 24 rows per 4in/10cm in colorwork
Stitch markers (1 in accent color for BOR)
Scissors, tapestry needle, scrap yarn, spare needle for Kitchener Stitch bind off
Stranded colorwork in the round, long floats, Latvian braid, corrugated ribbing, provisional cast on, and Kitchener stitch.