The Offset tube cowl was designed especially for the 2022 The Art of Contrast Holiday Countdown Collections. In this “choose your own adventure” style pattern, simple colorwork motifs build a shifting flow of colors as you move from mini to mini and motif to motif. Two sizes are included to accommodate the yardages supplied in the various 2022 collections, but both sizes can be customized to use greater yardages if you’d like to incorporate additional colorwork sections. Notes are also included for those spinning a fiber collection with the intention of knitting this project.
Note that this listing is for a digital download of the pattern only; no hard copy will be mailed to you.
Large: A minimum of 24 10-gram mini skeins OR 12 20-gram mini skeins; approximately 1,050 yards (960 meters) total.
If you are using a 24 20-gram mini skein collection, you will use approximately half of your yardage for this tube cowl if knit as suggested.
Small: A minimum of 12 10-gram minis skeins; approximately 525 yards (480 meters) total.
For Fiber Collections: If you are spinning a 2022 fiber countdown collection, you should be able to create enough fingering weight yardage to create the long version of the cowl provided you are achieving at least 40 finished yards (36.5 meters) per each day’s 10-gram mini bump.
US 2 (2.75 mm) circular needle, 16” (40 cm) cord length
US 3 (3.25 mm) circular needle, 16” (40 cm) cord length
Large: 16” (43 cm) tube circumference; *Approximately 48” (122 cm) length, 47” (119 cm) circumference when buttoned
Small: 16” (43 cm) tube circumference; *Approximately 26” (66 cm) length, 25” (63.5 cm) circumference when buttoned
30 stitches and 21 rounds/4” (10 cm) in colorwork patterns in the round on larger needles, blocked.
Other Tools & Notions
Digital scale capable of accurately weighing yarn in grams (recommended)
Stitch markers, including 10 removable stitch markers
Blocking materials (mat/towels, pins/blocking combs, tape measure/yard or meter stick)
Ten 5/8” (15mm) buttons