Otti Cowl

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For this design, I was inspired by the beautiful geometric patterns found within Bauhaus textiles. Timeless design, harmonious colors and eye-catching shapes were elements I aimed to embody within ‘Otti’.

This cowl is worked in the round with garter-stitch trims on both edges. Rows of graphic colorwork fill up the body of this piece in three contrasting colors. The stitch pattern is simple to memorize, making this a great first project for those new to color knitting.

Shibui Knits Birch 
100% extra fine Merino wool 
Sport weight 
262 yards/239 meters per 50g skein

Sample used: 
Main Color (MC): 335 yards/306 meters of “Ivory”

Contrast Color 1 (CC1): 73 yards/67 meters of “Abyss”

Contrast Color 2: (CC2): 11 yards/10 meters of “Caffeine”

Contrast Color 3 (CC3): 6 yards/5.5 meters of “Graphite”


PDF pattern download. Written and charted instructions.

Pattern has been tech edited.