Amanita

Inspired by the fantastical amanita, mushroom, this cowl comes in two versions: the Simple Amanita Cowl or the Fair Isle Amanita Cowl. Both are seamless cowls worked in the round. The fair isle version begins with a provisional cast on so that the cowl becomes reversible, which hides the stranded colourwork inside. Don't want to do the extra work? Knit the Simple Amanita with a ribbed hem and simpler stranded colourwork pattern..

Size: One size.

Materials: Drops Alpaca. For Simple Amanita, 1 ball of each: CC1 (white, col. 101); CC2 (red, col. 3620); and MC (teal, col. 2919). For Fair Isle Amanita, 1 ball of each CC1 (white, col. 101), and CC2 (red, col. 3620); 2 balls of MC (teal, col. 2919).

Gauge: 24 sts x 32 rows = 4".

Other Materials: A stitch marker for both versions, and for the fair isle version, you'll need waste yarn, a 3 mm crochet hook for the provisional cast on, and a sewing needle for working Kitchener stitch.

Needle Sizes: 2.5 mm circular needle, 24" long, or size required to obtain gauge (& for fair isle version, another circular needle of equal or smaller gauge for completing the Kitchener stitch grafting).