One size- Finished Blocked Measurements: 14” (35.5 cm) x 36” (91.5) (circumference)
Expression Fiber Arts CashSilk Sock Yarn
Shown in colors: Rhythmic (C1) and Soft Serve (C2)
1 skein of each color needed
225 (206 m) to 280 (256 m) yds of each color were used in the sample, approx. total 505 (462 m) yds.
If these colors aren’t available, any from this category will work.
US size 6 (4 mm) 32” circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge
Intermediate: This pattern is for those who feel comfortable with knitting and have made a few projects, using various skills and techniques. Skills/ concepts include simultaneously working with two yarns, basic colorwork techniques, carrying yarn up the back and across as floats, and knitting and joining in the round.
Notes From the Designer:
Jelm is a two-color, Fair Isle cowl that is ideal for everybody and is knitted using Expression Fiber Arts CashSilk Sock yarn. Knitted in the round, Jelm features alternating sections of Garter Stitch and two different stranded, colorwork motifs: Checkerboard and Speckled Trellis. Knitted using basic knit and purl stitches, this cowl is constructed from repeating sections of colorwork that are separated by Garter Stitch stripes. Because the colorwork in this cowl requires you to carry your non-working yarn across the inside of the piece, the finished cowl is incredibly thick, warm, and snuggly.
- Jelm is a two-color, Fair Isle cowl that is knitted in the round and features alternating sections of Garter Stitch and two different stranded, colorwork motifs: Checkerboard and Speckled Trellis. If you’ve never knitted a Fair Isle design before, here are a couple of tips to ensure your success.
- When working simultaneously with both colors of yarn, pick up the new yarn from underneath the old yarn whenever you change to the new color. This not only helps to keep your yarn organized, but also prevents any gaps or holes from forming in your knitting.
- Be careful not to pull your yarn too tightly both when you’re changing colors, as well as creating floats on the backside of the piece. If you pull too tightly, it can create puckers on the frontside. You may find it helpful to evenly space the previously worked stitches on the needle before working the first stitch in the new color.
- You also want to avoid knitting your color strands too loosely. Strands that are too loose can snag when the piece is worn.
- At the end of this pattern, you’ll find several colorwork charts that provide a quick visual reference of the overall design.
- If you knit Jelm with the suggested colors, or any combination of a very light color with a very dark, saturated color, I recommend that you knit a two-color swatch, and then wet block the swatch to check for dye fastness or the possibility that one color will bleed into the other. If you find that this is happening, you can always steam block your finished cowl to minimize this effect.
- Finally, be sure to check your gauge against mine to ensure that you have enough yarn to complete the pattern.
Designed by Monica Wesley
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Customer Reviews 5 (19 Reviews) Write a Review
I have not knitted this cowl yet, however the directions appear to be clear and easy to follow.
I have not knit this cowl yet, however the directions appear to be quite clear and easy to follow.
I look forward to learning how to make this beautiful cowl.
Beautiful project when iam finished with current project
Very beautiful pattern, I couldn’t resist. Im very new to knitting, I’m still learning the basics. I learned crochet first and took off with it. Im hoping that it’ll be a breeze to learn as I would love to make this for myself very soon.
I just love this pattern
I like the combination of patterns is this design. I've done colorwork before, but I always like to learn something new.
Jelm colorwork pattern
My New Years Knitting Resolution is to explore color! I am somewhat new to knitting with multiple colors and interested in learning how to mix and match colors for best effect. Can't wait to get started on this jewel of a pattern!
This is a beautiful cowl. I love cowls and sweaters and can't wait to start knitting this cowl. Thank you for your free patterns! You are very generous!
I can't wait to start knitting this cowl! I love cowls and sweaters, and this is such a beautiful pattern! Thank you for your free patterns!
Love the design but haven’t knitted yet. Love your emails Happy new year
Well written and easy to follow, I am looking forward to knitting this
Excited for the Challenge
I was excited to get started on this project. I have a stash of about 20 colors from a previous project that I believe will make for an interesting cowl. I look forward to the challenge not only of working the fair isle pattern but also figuring out how and where to mix and match the colors.
Always love your patterns - thoughtful to offer crochet alternatives!
I have some Cash Silk yarn that I didn't know what to do with until I saw this pattern. I will be casting on with it as soon as I finish my current project. I can't wait!
Beautifully written pattern, well set out and easy to follow. I have not used the pattern yet but have read through it.
I haven’t begun this project yet. I have been plugging away on the Storyteller sweater. I love everything I have ordered from EFAs. Thank for your insight and creativity.
Je ne l'ai pas fait encore mais j'aime beaucoup le modèle et il est sur ma liste pour cet hiver. Bonne année 2023
have not started this one yet, trying to decide on what colour combination to do. cannot wait to start it, will be doing this for christmas presents