“Plume by Mary-Ann Lammers”
Another fun and easy stashbuster for using sock yarns!

The yarn I used is meant to enable you to knit an identical pair of socks but seeing as I am not a sock knitter and love wearing cowls I decided to play with it for something new and different but still simple.

I wanted to emphasise the self striping andor the Ombre effect with chevrons to give it a little drama but not too much so the chevrons are only part of it and the rest is more calm to offset the activity of colour.

As always a name is then needed and as I watched it develop it reminded me of a feather effect so I decided to call it Plume.

Measurements: Before blocking: Neck opening is 24 61 cm. From midpoint of neck opening to tip is 15 38 cm and 3.5 9 cm height at back of neck. Measurements are approximate.
Gauge: Before blocking: 26 stitches x 46 rows in garter stitch 4 10 cm. Gauge is not critical but can affect finished size and yardage. Drape is more important in this design than gauge. I found my
gauge to be a little different in each sample so have given an average of the three.
Yarn Requirements: Gedifra Lana Mia Merino Sock Wool One 4 Two.
80 Superwash Wool, 20 Polyamid. 100 grams, 426 yds 390 m.
Cowl # 1. 1 cake colour # 00955. (29 grams leftover)
Cowl # 2. 1 cake colour # 00952. (30 grams leftover)
Cowl # 3. 1 cake colour # 00976. (19 grams leftover)
Needles and Supplies:
US 4 3.5 mm straight needles.
2 locking markers.
5 stitch markers.
Tapestry needle.