The color work in Laura Aylor's cowl
Flame Nettle was inspired by a particularly lovely
coleus plant. A lining hides the floats and makes it extra warm
and cozy, but could be omitted if desired. Variegated yarns can
be a lot of fun in this pattern!
Knit with two colors of bulky yarn in the
round with a garter stitch bottom edge, stranded colorwork in
the middle, and ribbing at the top. Once the outside is complete
the lining is knit.
Main color (bulky weight) - 100 yards
Contrasting color (bulky weight) - 50 yards
Lining (dk weight) - 100 yards
Samples were knit in Plucky Bulky and
madelinetosh Bulky (both 100% merino) with liners in Knit Picks
Capra, a merino cashmere blend.
An additional circular needle is used to hold
the live lining stitches while they are being tacked down. It
should be longer than the 16” needles used for knitting both
layers and it can be a smaller gauge.
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Size: 8" tall x 20" around
Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh Bulky (100 yds/91 m, 100% merino)
Yardage requirements: 150 - 250 yards (137 - 229 m)
Needles: US 9 (5.5mm) and US 10 (6.0mm)
Gauge: 15 sts and 20 rows = 4" in stranded stockinette