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Opuntia Cowl
Opuntia Cowl
Opuntia Cowl
Opuntia Cowl
Opuntia Cowl
Opuntia Cowl

Opuntia Cowl

$7.00

The design is inspired by nature, with the central focus of this pattern drawing on the shape of the Prickly Pear, or Opuntia, of the cactus family. The border motif reflects additional patterns found in nature, including clouds, mountains, and water.

Suggested Yarn

  • 3 skeins of DK weight yarn
  • Cedar House Yarns –Yearling DK, 100% SuperwashMerino Wool, 100 g / 3.5 oz. 231 yards (211 m)
  • Sample: Ginger (yellow), Porter (brown), Straw (cream)

Approximate Yardage

  • MC: 150 yards (75 g)
  • CC1: 100 yards (50 g)
  • CC2: 50 yards (25 g)

Suggested Needle

  • US 4/3.5 mm for ribbing
  • US 5/3.75 mm or size needed to obtain gauge
  • 24in (60 cm) circulars

Gauge

  • 21 sts x 27 rows per 4 in (10 cm) in colorwork

Size(s)

  • One size

Finished Measurements

  • 12 in x 14 in (30 x 35cm)
  • 28 in circumference (70 cm)

This is a great pattern for beginners!

Construction

  • This pattern is knit in the round, from the bottom up

Special Techniques

  • Twisted ribbing
  • 2-color stranded colorwork in the round
  • Chart reading