Our Gradient Cowl in Linen Quill spins in a stunning wheel of color. Different than our original Gradient Cowl in Line Weight, which was like a bright ferris wheel, this one in our new Linen Quill is more like a walk around a quiet, windswept field.

Gradient Cowl in Linen Quill | Purl Soho

Linen Quill’s blend of fine highland wool, alpaca, and linen brings a rugged elegance to our Gradient Cowl. Its drape has beautiful body and drama, and its fine weight is perfect for spring’s chills.

Gradient Cowl in Linen Quill | Purl Soho

And in our Sweetgrass palette, this Cowl flows from warm neutrals, through earthy pink, and into stony grays. The yarn is doubled throughout, so that each color transitions to the next by combining one strand of each. The effect is like a Japanese ink wash, quiet, subtle, and very beautiful.

Gradient Cowl in Linen Quill | Purl Soho

Our Gradient Cowl Bundle includes all the yarn you’ll need to make your own beautiful circle of color!

Gradient Cowl in Linen Quill | Purl Soho

Materials

Gradient Cowl in Linen Quill | Purl Soho

  • Purl Soho’s Gradient Cowl Bundle. We used the palette Sweetgrass. Each Bundle includes…
    • 5 skeins Purl Soho’s Linen Quill, 50% wool, 35% alpaca, and 15% linen. These colors, from the top, are Pale Oats, Pale Mushroom, Rose Granite, Oatmeal Gray, and Salt + Pepper. (NOTE: Our Gradient Cowl Bundle is also available in Purl Soho’s Line Weight. Both options are available right here!)
  • US 7, 24-inch circular needles

Gauge

20 stitches = 4 inches in seed stitch with yarn doubled

Size

Finished Height: 12 inches

Finished Circumference: 58 inches

Notes

The pattern refers to each color by letter. Below are the letters we assigned to each of the Linen Quill colors. If you have chosen your own colors, arrange them in a pleasing order and name them letters A-E.

A: Pale Oats
B: Pale Mushroom
C: Rose Granite
D: Oatmeal Gray
E: Salt + Pepper

Pattern

To make this cowl, we followed our original Gradient Cowl in Line Weight pattern.

Gradient Cowl in Linen Quill | Purl Soho