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Tumbling Gypsy Cowl

Tumbling Gypsy Cowl

After seeing Laura’s fantastic Bulky Gypsy Cowl, I wanted to knit with Gypsy Garden too. I took home a hank of Gypsy Garden yarn in Stardust and a ball of Rowan’s new yarn, Tumble. I used the Tumble to create a ribbed border on either side of a stockinette field of Gypsy Garden.

The soft Tumble looks like snow and the stockinette really shows off Gypsy Garden’s beautiful embellishments. The cowl worked up super fast and looks great on.

A few color combinations that I like are shown above. From left to right, they are Apple Tumble and Emerald Gypsy Garden, Marshmallow Tumble and Stardust Gypsy Garden (the combination I used), and Indigo Tumble and Cosmic Gypsy Garden.

Here’s the pattern, so you can knit your own!


30 inches in circumference, 9 inches tall.

Knit Collage Gypsy Garden: 1 skein.
Rowan Tumble: 1 ball.
24 or 26-inch circular size 17 needles.

approx. 1.875 sts per inch, not crucial for this project


Cast on 56 sts with Tumble. Place marker and join in the round being careful not to twist.

Rounds 1-3: K1, p1.
Round 4: Knit.

Cut Tumble, leaving 6-8 inch tail, join Gypsy Garden. Cont to knit every round until piece measures 6 inches from cast on edge.

Cut Gypsy Garden, leaving 6-8 inch tail, join Tumble.

Round 1: Knit.
Rounds 2-4: K1, p1.

BO loosely in pattern.

And that’s it! The Tumbling Gypsy Cowl makes a beautiful gift and is quick enough that you can make yourself one too!

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