Just like the peaks and canyons of the High Desert, this colorwork cowl patterns the mountains and basins. While the desert has sparse vegetation, it’s rich with silver and tungsten below the surface; inspiring the tones of the Sage Canyon Colorwork Cowl.
The Sage Canyon Colorwork Cowl is worked in the Split Single Crochet Stitch in the round without joining, preventing any unsightly seams. The body is crocheted first, with the ribbing worked last. The chart and written instructions are repeated four times for each round.
Sage Canyon Colorwork Cowl Video Tutorial:
About the Yarn & Substitutes:
This pattern uses High Desert Sport which is 100% American grown and spun Merino/Rambouillet wool from Shaniko Wool Company. After working with this yarn I really want to go to where the yarn is processed in South Carolina and check it out. It’s a high-end, beautifully spun wool yarn.
The High Desert texture is perfect for colorwork as it has a great stitch definition. It really allows each stitch to pop, bringing the colorful design together. After making this cowl, I really want to do a sweater, especially since Merino wool is one of my favorites.
If wool isn’t something you can wear due to allergies, or you would like to know what other yarns would be great, check out these yarns:
Brava Sport – 100% Premium Acrylic
Shine Sport – 60% Pima Cotton, 40% Modal natural beechwood fiber
Galileo – 50% Merino Wool, 50% Viscose from Bamboo
Wool of the Andes Sport -100% Peruvian Highland Wool
About the Techniques Used:
This pattern uses the split single crochet (ssc) stitch, also known as the waistcoat stitch. This unique stitch mimics the look of knitting and is fantastic for colorwork definition. If this is your first time being introduced to this stitch, I highly recommend watching the video tutorial above for some tips to work this stitch with ease.
The Sage Canyon Colorwork Cowl is also worked continuously. This illuminates having an unsightly seam and helps diminish any noticeable beginning of the round.
What you will need to make the Sage Canyon Colorwork Cowl:
Yarn & Yardage:
High Desert Sport (sport weight, 100% USA Shaniko Wool; 298/100): Stargazing 29256, 1 ball; Quail 29252, 1 ball.
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
ssc – split single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
st(s) – stitch(es)
16 sts and 18 Rnds = 4” over Split Single Crochet (Waistcoat Stitch), blocked.
12.5 inches high x 12 inches wide
The Sage Canyon Cowl is worked in the Split Single Crochet Stitch in the round without joining, preventing any unsightly seams. The body is crocheted first, with the ribbing worked last. The chart and written instructions are repeated four times for each round.
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