The Aurora Cowl was published today in the free online magazine Knotions. Aurora is a luxuriously soft cowl made with Malabrigo Mora, a 100% silk fingering weight yarn. It’s also a surprisingly simply knit. An easy to follow slipped stitch pattern in a color changing yarn across a solid background creates the impression of of arcs of color reminiscent of the Northern Lights.
Slip stitch patterns are one of the simplest forms of colorwork to learn because in each row or round, the knitter only works with one color of yarn. As you can see, though, you can create surprisingly complex patterns. Both written and charted instructions are available for the Aurora Cowl. This pattern is great for combining a solid yarn with a fast or slow color changing yarn.
The sample uses two skeins of Malabrigo Yarn Mora, one each in Black and Zarzamora.