Soundwave / Static Cowl – by Fabienne Gassmann


A close-fitting colourwork cowl, inspired by the vibration of sound through air, 70s psychedelia and the crackling white noise that can be heard when tuning an analogue radio. The cowl is worked lengthwise in stranded colourwork in the round and then either grafted together for a near seamless finish, or joined using mattress stitch. The pattern on the outside, ‘Soundwave’, looks more complicated than it is and will soon become intuitive but never boring. The optional ‘Static’ pattern on the inside of the cowl offers a meditative break from the larger-scale outside pattern. The stripes in the background can be customised to taste for a
more or less psychedelic knitting experience – a blank graph to help with colour choices is included in the pdf pattern.


John Arbon Textiles Yarnadelic, Sport / Heavy 4ply (100% Falklands Corriedale)
1 full size skein for MC, 2 mini skeins for CC1 and 1 mini skein for CC2.
Shown in: MC:
Black Gold of the Sun
CC1: English Sparrows
CC2: Harmonium (song for a)

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80 cm or 100 cm circular needle for magic loop or preferred needles for circular knitting, size 3.5 mm or size needed to obtain gauge


28 sts and 28 rows = 10 cm in stranded colourwork in the round, blocked