Rowan designer Kaffe Fassett is internationally known for his color sense. It’s always exciting when he turns his attention to yarn, as he did for the blended shades for Rowan’s Colourscape Chunky. There are shots of unexpected color that bring each skein to life. As you knit or crochet, the colors slowly change from one to the next for a soft striped effect.
Colourscape Chunky is made of a single-ply of lambswool. It’s soft and has a handspun feel. Because it is lightly spun, it makes lightweight garments that knit up at a chunky 3.5 stitches to the inch on size #10.5 needles.
Earlier this season, on one of the rare cold days we had, I used a skein of the color Bracken to knit myself a simple cowl. Now named the Albert cowl, it’s a is a fun and easy project, and a great introduction to circular knitting and to Colourscape Chunky. Because each skein starts at a different place in the colorway, no two cowls will look the same!
Small – 20″ circumference (Large – 24″ circumference)
1 skein of Rowan Colourscape Chunky yarn
size #10.5, 16-inch circular needles
3.5 stitches per inch
CO 72 (84) sts. Place marker and join in the round, being careful not to twist.
Round 1 *K2, p2; repeat from * to end. Rep round 1 seven more times.
Round 2 Knit. Rep round 2 until piece measures 9 inches from cast on edge.
Round 3 *K2, p2; repeat from * to end. Rep round 3 seven more times.
BO loosely in pattern. Weave in ends.