Sunwick is a cosy cowl, made in Shetland double knit yarn and captures a geometric simplicity which is inspired by the lines, patterns, textures and contrasting colours of the urban environment. It makes for a relaxing stranded knit with the addition of an optional contrast edging. It works up fast in DK yarn and will fight the fiercest of Shetland winds.
The pattern was first published in the 2017 edition of Wool Tribe, Festival Companion by the Edinburgh Yarn Company.
This downloadable pattern has been updated to include two larger sizes, providing the knitter with a total of three size options. The grey version featured here is size medium.
The 2-colour patterned section is bordered by rolls of stocking stitch adding an interesting texture to the garment. The cowl is knit in the round starting with the central “roll” of the edging. The main part of the cowl is then knit ending with the top border. Stitches are picked up from the top and bottom edges at the beginning of the central roll and the final sections knit to complete the cowl.
This cowl is knit in Langsoond 100% Shetland Double Knit yarn.
Langsoond Double Knitting (100% Shetland Wool, 220mm (238yds)/100g skein)
Shade A: Stane x 1, (1, 1) skein. Actual quanity: 72, (78, 84) g; 158 (172, 185) m; 171, (186, 200) yds.
Shade B: Urmalea x 1, (1, 1) skein. Actual quantity: 82, (89, 95) g; 180 (195, 210) m; 195 (211, 227) yds.
Note: If you are knitting the central part of the edging with a contrasting yarn you will need 45, (53, 61) m; 49 (58, 66) yds of that yarn.
Langsoond Double Knitting (100% Shetland Wool, 220mm (238yds)/100g skein
Shade A: Stane x 1, (1, 1) skein
Shade B: Urmalea x 1, (1, 1) skein
25 sts and 30 rnds to 10 cm (4 in) over colourwork stocking stitch
Needles and Notions:
Circular needles in length 40 cm (or longer to do magic loop) or set of 3 or more long DPNs or your preferred needles for working in the round in a size to achieve the correct gauge. This sample was worked in 4.0mm (US 6) needles.
1 stitch marker
24cm/9.5” deep and 25.5 (27.5, 29) cm/10 (10.75, 11.5) in wide when laid flat.