A foehn (pronounced like ‘feign’) wind is a hot dry wind which comes abruptly over the lee side of the mountain, also known as a ‘snow-eater’. The most well-known version of foehn winds in North America are the Chinooks over the Rocky Mountains. Like these winds, the Foehn Cowl will keep you warm and toasty, knit in fair isle style, doubling the warmth.
Instructions are included for TWO versions – a steeked version with a buttoned opening, and a version knit in the round without steeks.
Yarn Details: Main color (MC) is spun from 50g of natural Oatmeal Bluefaced Leicester Wool, 2ply, semi-worsted style, 133 yds per 50g, about 1330 ypp, Z-spun @ 10.5:1, S-plied @ 12.5:1. Contrast colour was spun the same way out of a custom blended roving made up of differently-coloured Merinos, Oatmeal BFL and Black Shetland.
Needles: US3 [3.25mm] (for steeked version) and US5 [3.75mm] (both versions) DPNs or circulars to suit your preferred method for knitting in the round.
Gauge: 6 stitches & 8 rows per square inch in stockinette
Finished Size: BANDED VERSION: 22” [53.3 cm] around at bottom, 19” [48.3 cm] around at top; PLAIN VERSION: 22” around; BOTH: 8” [20.3 cm] in depth
Other: tapestry needle for darning ends; stitch markers; for steeked version: sewing thread & machine (optional) to sew steeked edges, 6 buttons.
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