While the Siskiyou mountain range is not the highest of ranges in the Cascades, it sure can make travel between Oregon and California tricky in the winter. After being caught on the wrong side of the pass on a trip, I was inspired to make a fun cowl. You’ll find a diamond-shaped edging reminiscent of the mountains, tire tracks through the snow, and tree branches decorating this cowl. Whether you travelled over the Siskiyou Mountains or not, I hope you’ll be delighted by this not too difficult to work cowl.
This pattern is meant for an advanced novice knitter or a more experienced mid-level knitter as the chart can be difficult to follow.
Both written and charted directions are included in this pattern. Please read the entire pattern before beginning.
Yarn: 2 Skein Swans Island Organic Washable Sport, Pesto, 100% washable merino wool, approx. 200 yards for pattern
Needle: US 4 (3.5 mm) Hiya Hiya Steel Interchangeable circular needles or needles to obtain gauge
Gauge: 6 stitches per inch (spi) and 5.75 rows per inch (rpi) OR 24 stitches & 22 rows to 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette
Size: Approximately 23 inches long and 7 inches wide
To alter the size: Add or subtract repeats of the chart OR adjust your gauge to increase or decrease the length of the scarf as needed.
Other Notions Needed: tapestry needle, crochet hook, scrap yarn