The Milky Way Cowl by Bea Naretto is a deep cone-shaped cowl with I-cord trim and a gradient of rich, jewel tones behind the bright points of the light main colour, created with stranded colour work.
The sumptuous fibres in Road to China Light make this the softest yarn to wear against delicate neck skin, and the depth of the cowl allows you to really nestle into and feel surrounded by the luxurious softness.
The Milky Way Cowl is the second pattern from The Almanac Series II, a seasonal guide to knitting with The Fibre Co. yarns.
The last days of summer are celebrated in our Yarn of the Month for August, Road to China Light. This silky smooth sport-weight yarn has rich, jewel-bright tones perfectly evoking the last, and brightest of the summer floral bouquets.
- PDF of Milky Way Cowl knitting pattern
- 5 hanks of The Fibre Co. Road to China Light
- Free Project Bag from The Fibre Co.
The Fibre Co. Road to China Light (65% baby alpaca, 15% silk, 10% camel, 10% cashmere, 145 m (159 yd) per 50 g hank) in Mother of Pearl (MC) – 2 hanks, Tanzanite (CC1) – 1 hank, Cobalt (CC2) – 1 hank and Apatite (CC3) – 1 hank.
The photos show the cowl in the shades Mother of Pearl (MC), Tanzanite (CC1) Cobalt (CC2) and Apatite (CC3).
Please note: If you prefer a different colour combination, please select ‘Choose Your Own’ and add your colour combination to the ‘Order Notes’ section during checkout.
Sizes and measurements:
Top circumference: 51.5 cm (20.75 in)
Bottom circumference: 76 cm (30 in)
Depth: 53 cm (21 in)
Needles and notions required:
- 3.5mm (US 4) 16″ and 24″ circular
- 4mm (US 6) 24″ circular (or size to obtain gauge)
- Ten 1.5cm (5/8 in) shell buttons
- Stitch markers
- Stitch holders or waste yarn
- Darning needle
- I-Cord Cast-Off
- I-Cord Cast-On
- Knitted Cast-On
This is an advanced beginner pattern. For more specs, please go to the Milky Way Cowl pattern page.