I found these three skeins of super soft natural alpaca at Lambtown in Dixon, CA in 2019 and created the Fanfare Shadow Cowl to show off the natural beauty of the yarn.
The softest Alpaca with amazing drape allows this beautiful accessory to pair effortlessly with just about any look. Fold it in half for a thicker shorter 2-color cowl, or wear it tall and snuggly right up under your chin and show all 3 colors.
You could certainly use another fiber, too! Any fingering to sport weight yarn you want close to your skin will work. Choose neutral colors like I did, or go for bright contrasting colors, whatever you like!
Making this cowl is a quick and relatively mindless knit worked seamlessly in stockinette in the round. The colors blend together over a mosaic shadow, which keeps it just interesting enough to keep you from getting bored. Use natural colors like I did, or go for wilder contrasting colors, whichever you prefer! You could also opt for a shorter cowl and work just two colors. It’s too easy to make it your own, something I strive for with all of my patterns.
Written instructions and mosaic chart provided.
Video tutorial for stockinette mosaic available on my YouTube Channel.
BASIC PATTERN INFO
Yarn: approx 330 yds of fingering weight yarn
This is what I used for my sample. You do not need to use the same. This accessory could be worked in any fingering or sport weight yarn. Just get close to the gauge I did to avoid any additional math:
Fanfare Farms 100% Fine Alpaca
Grade 3 23-26 micron, approx 110 yds, 1.5 oz
C1 Color 1 - brown
C2 Color 2 - tan
C3 Color 3 - light grey
US5 16” Circular
23 sts x 30 rows = 4”/10cm
18” tall x 9 3/4” wide, halved
approx 19.5” circumference
Pattern available for $3 on Lovecrafts, Payhip and Rav.