Soft, casual, cozy: Dither is a quick, unchallenging knit with a dramatic result. This design uses the fauxtarsia technique to create marled and solid stripes in the same row, showing off Ansel’s gauge flexibility to great effect. Fully reversible, Dither is worked flat, and then joined with a reversible seam. To make this project, you will need to know how to knit, purl, and slip stitches. Pattern includes instructions for adjusting the depth and circumference of your cowl, and for the seaming technique used.


Jill Draper Makes Stuff Ansel (100% superfine Merino wool; 440 yds/402 m per 4 oz/113 g): 1 skein A (shown in Natural 3), 1 skein B (shown in Sapphire 1)


US 8/5 mm: 14 in/35 cm straight needles or 20 in/50 cm or longer circular (or size needed for correct gauge)


  • 15 sts & 23 rows = 4 in/10 cm in stockinette stitch with both yarns held together, worked flat and blocked. Exact gauge is not essential, but differences in gauge will affect size and yarn requirements.

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

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