"A sunflower field is like a sky with a thousand suns." --Corina Abdulahm-Negura
Cheryl Murray, noted for her designs in Vogue Knitting, has created this cowl exclusively for us at the Yarn Barn. The sunflower is the official flower of Kansas and a cheery sight in fields and gardens throughout the state. In the middle of winter, when your neck is cold and your spirits are low, put this cowl on and know that summer is coming! The cowl is worked in the round, with corrugated ribbing on either end. The colorwork is done using the Fair Isle technique following a full-color chart. The finished dimensions are 25" around and 9.5" high.
The Thousand Suns Cowl is knit using Cascade Yarns' Cascade 220. It is a 100% wool yarn that comes in lots of colors, including naturals, brights, pastels, and darks. It is a true worsted weight yarn and knits here at 4.75 stitches per inch in stranded stockinette. It can be hand washed and dried flat.
The kit includes the pattern and the yarn. For this project you will also need:
- 24" circular needle in US size 8 OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE
- 1 stitch marker
- tapestry needle
The original knit version of this project is the Sunflower version using Cascade 220 8401 Silver Grey, 7827 Goldenrod, and 2445 Spruce Heather. We've also made up other colorways for this kit. If you'd like your cowl to be in one of these combinations, simply order the kit above using the pull-down menu to pick the colorway. To pick a different color, see our Cascade 220 page to view the options. Then return to this page, order the kit in any colorway, and then specify your color choices in the box above.