Chickens and eggs abound in Portland’s backyards, in an assortment of sizes and colors. For this pattern the answer to an age-old riddle is clear: first comes the egg, followed by a pitterpat of chicken feet, and finally wire for the coop… with a feathering of colors in between. There is a second question, too: Which came first: the cowl or the wrap? Luckily, there’s no need to choose, with instructions for both styles, as well as 1 or 3 color versions!
This pattern was originally published as Twisted Yarn Shop’s contribution to the 2020 Rose City Yarn Crawl in Portland, Oregon. The pattern is also part of the Rose City Yarn Crawl 2020 Pattern Collection: Birds of the Pacific Northwest.
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For Cowl: 400 yards of fingering weight yarn, optionally split equally between 3 colors.
3-Color Version shown in Blue Moon Fiber Arts Super Sparkle, colorways Help Us Rhonda, Twisted’s 10th Anniversary Specktacular, and Aquarius.
1-Color Version shown in Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Lightweight, colorway Mother Clucker.
For Wrap: 1200 yards of fingering weight yarn, optionally split equally between 3 colors.
3-Color Version shown in Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Lightweight, colorways Deep Unrelenting Gray, Free Range Chickens, and Smoke on the Water.
For Cowl: US 4 / 3.75 mm (or size necessary to achieve gauge) 16” / 40 cm or 20” / 50 cm circular.
For Wrap: US 4 / 3.75 mm (or size necessary to achieve gauge) 40” / 100 cm, 47” / 120 cm, or 60” / 150 cm circular
For Cowl: 5.5 stitches and 10 rows = 1 inch in garter stitch worked in the round, after blocking.
For Wrap: 5.5 stitches and 10 rows = 1 inch in garter stitch worked flat, after blocking.
For Cowl: 25” / 63.5 cm circumference; 14” / 35.5 cm long after blocking.
For Wrap: 15” / 40 cm wide; 75” / 190 cm long after blocking.