Dionisio Point

Dionisio Point is named for a park at the north end of Galiano Island, off the west coast of Canada. Back when I lived there, my uncle, aunt, and I would sometimes do a post-Christmas hike out to the point to stand on the rocks, the trees behind us and the wind in our faces. We’d sip something warming from a thermos and look out at the ocean, watching the seals and the waves and the endless winter sky.

Designed for Windham Mini-skeins, this soft, cozy cowl lets you play with colour in a fairly quick project that will keep you warm on those windy days. Dionisio Point is worked in the round in stranded colourwork from top to bottom, starting and ending with corrugated ribbing. Subtle shaping allows the cowl to sit nicely on the shoulders. To make Dionisio Point, you will need to know how to work stranded colourwork in the round and read colourwork charts.

Pattern PDF download: $7.50 USD on Ravelry or Payhip.

Size: 25 in/63.5 cm top circumference, 31 in/77cm bottom circumference, 11.5 in/29cm deep

Yarn: Jill Draper Makes Stuff Windham (100% American grown Merino wool; 220 yds/201m per 4 oz/113g); Army Jacket (MC): 1 skein/133 yds/122m; Vamp (Colour A): 56 yds/51m; Blue Velvet (Colour B): 60 yds/55m; Petrified Wood (Colour C): 34 yds/31m; Luciferase (Colour D): 12 yds/11m

Needles: US8/5.0mm 24 in/60cm circular, or size needed for correct gauge

Gauge: 19 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches in stranded colourwork

Photos by Gale Zucker.

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