The Leaf Trellis Cowl, more of a neck hugging, cold wind piece of knitting, uses one skein of yarn and is a cable-licious delight to knit.
We like it in Brown Sheep Prairie Spun yarn, a DK weight that shows off the cabling. Shown here in Color DK 75 "Dancing Leaf," here's a knit that you'll want to knit as gifts and for yourself.
Project: Leaf Trellis Cowl
Needles: US #6 & US #7. Both sizes used so that the cowl narrows from shoulders to chin.
We suggest using a circular needle like the Addi Rocket Squared needles.
-- Using an AddiClick system allows you to change needle tip size easily as you work up this project. Changing from a US #7 to a #6 makes the neck of this cowl tighter than the shoulder area. Clever design with no decreasing!
-- Use an Addi FlexiFlip needle as a cable needle. The longer needle is handy and the stitches stay put until you knit them again.
-- Stratosphere, another DK yarn from Brown Sheep, would be a good alternative yarn. Stratosphere is a 3-ply super wash wool yarn.