Nordic Border Cowl II
This cowl is worked as a long tube: it starts with a provisional cast-on and is worked in the round in two-color stranded stockinette, then the live stitches at the end are grafted to the live stitches released from the provisional cast-on.
The approximate measurements are 80” around and 8.5 (11)” deep. While exact gauge is not crucial for a non-fitted garment, you want to get close to the stated gauge for the desired effect. The gauge listed is after blocking.
You can use any fingering weight smooth wool or wool blend: 840 (1260) yards of each color. I used Dragonfly Fibers Djinni Sock : 2 (3) skeins Silver Fox (background color) and 2 (3) skeins Heliotrope (foreground color). When choosing yarns, you want to ensure enough contrast between the two colors. I recommend using solid or heathered colors only: using a variegated colorway will obscure the pattern. The colors I chose are understated, but have enough contrast to show the design clearly. You could go for a more dramatic