Make Friends with Colorwork: Tesserino Cowl

For a lot of beginning and intermediate knitters, colorwork projects are beautiful eye candy, but casting on for the project can be intimidating.  Get inspired to learn something new this spring with the Tesserino Cowl pattern by Mari Chiba – it only looks complicated! This cowl uses a mosaic stitch technique which employs slipped stitches to create a pattern as you knit with just 1 color at a time.

Better yet, Staci Perry of can help you from cast on to bind off with this free tutorial video featuring the Tesserino Cowl pattern. Watch below for step-by-step instructions to ensure your success while knitting this fun colorwork cowl.

The Tesserino Cowl is available as a free PDF for our newsletter subscribers – click here for a download link, and don’t forget to favorite & queue on Ravelry, too!

Once you have your pattern in hand, it’s time to choose your colors of Gems worsted! You’ll need 1 skein of each color to make the smaller size of the cowl, or 2 skeins of each color to make the larger size; the sample above is knit in Heron Grey and Fluorescent Green. Here are some other color combinations you may wish to try:

Gems Worsted in Champagne & Burgundy

 Gems Worsted in Cobalt & Cloud Grey

Gems Worsted in Blush & Blue Sky

Gems Worsted in Eggplant & Willow

We look forward to seeing your projects shared here in our Ravelry Group or over on Instagram!