Park City Cowl

Commemorating the first Knit For Fun Retreat in Park City, Utah, this simple cowl features an embossed diagonal stitch pattern that repeats over 12 stitches and 24 rounds. It begins with a Channel Island cast-on, followed by a few garter ridges, and ends with a few garter ridges, followed by a Channel Island bind-off for tidy, roll-free edges at the top and bottom.

Worked in fingering-weight gradational yarn inspired by the colors of the Canyon Lands of Utah, this cowl has an earthy, geological look.

The cowl shown uses one skein (300 yards [274 meters]/75 g) of Vice Yarns Blurred Lines (90% superwash merino, 10% nylon) in the custom Knit For Fun Retreat colorway Canyon Lands. Most any sock yarn could be substituted.

Cat Cay Cowl

I designed this cowl as I anticipated vacation in the Bahamas. During the cold of later winter, I can’t help envisioning beach scenes. Hence, the cables (ropes), diamond patterns (flags), and small pebbly patterns (ripples on the water), all worked in an ocean-blue color in this cowl.
Finished measurements
About 21” circumference and 7½” tall
Tern by Quince & Co.
• 1 skein Boothbay Blue 145
(Note: There is very little yarn leftover; consider buying an extra skein for insurance.)