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 VeryPink.com 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.
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: