One of my fondest childhood memories of growing up in the Caribbean was the tradition of weekly beach visits. On Sundays, my family and I would pack up our vehicle with all the necessary items and make our way to Maracas Beach in Trinidad. Now an adult, my visits back home to the beach still manage to fill me with anticipation. As you drive through the mountain range on your way to the beach, you can catch glimpses of the ocean from a high vantage point. And as you get closer and closer to your destination, that point where you can start to smell the salt and hear the roar of the spray when it hits the sand, your body bubbles with excitement and your heart starts to race. The Beach cowl evokes that memory all too clearly for me. Perfect for all seasons, it’s my take on a portable version of the beach I can take with me wherever I go. The pattern adds a distinctive swirl to the colours of the yarn and mimics the continuous dance of the waves as they form and crash onto the sand.
This cowl is worked seamlessly in the round.
Yarn: Vivid Wool (100% Merino; 100g/400m) in “Avokado” (1 skein used)
Needles: US 4(3.5mm) 24” Circular needles, or size to obtain gauge
Notions: Yarn Needle, Stitch Markers
Gauge: 32 sts and 40 rows = 4” in Chevron Stockinette pattern, blocked. (Gauge for this project is approximate)
Finished Measurements: 9.5” x 13” or until your desired length