The Garden Party cowl is knit in a rustic fingering speckled wool dyed by Knitley Road in her cheerful Garden Party colorway. The speckles definitely hearken to the garden. Splashes of color everywhere!
The pattern uses smocked ribbing, twisted stitches, and a small amount of lace openwork. There is a free video tutorial for smocking stitches available here.
This cowl is knit in the round using circular needles and can be worked to your preferred width. The pattern is nearly reversible but not identical on both sides. The stitches used are a nice balance of knit and purl, so the cowl will not fold, roll, or otherwise misbehave.
Gauge is not essential to this pattern. The sample is worked in US size 4 needles (3.5 mm), but adjusting up or a down a needle size, as you prefer, will work fine.
This is a perfect design for those single skeins of sock and fingering weight yarns.
This pattern has been independently reviewed be a qualified technical editor. The Garden Party pattern includes written instructions and a clear, professional design layout. Measurements are provided in both English and metric units.