Have fun working this slipped stitch mosaic colorwork pattern to make an attractive and cozy cowl. Choose two colors with lots of contrast, or keep it subtle if that’s more your style. Mosaic knitting makes a double thick fabric, so working with worsted weight yarn results in a chunky weight cowl. There are also two sizes in this pattern, so select the Shipwreck that suits your lifestyle and fashion needs.

fiber: Three Irish Girls Springvale Worsted, 205 yds/3.5 oz (100% merino superwash wool). Regular size  uses 160 yds color 1 & 185  yds color 2; Large size uses 315 yds color 1 & 350 yds color 2

gauge: 17 stitches and 32 rounds = 4 inches in blocked slipped stitch mosaic pattern fabric

needle: 24” size 7 circular needle, or size necessary to achieve gauge

finished dimensions: Bottom edge circumference for both sizes = 35”, and top edge circumference for both sizes = 30”; Regular size height = 9” and Large size height = 18”

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Shipwreck used the same mosaic stitch pattern as Hamlin hat. The elongated stitches and ridges in the fabric remind me of the rigging of old tall sailing ships. The ropes and masts were the tools for a crew harnessing the ocean’s winds in order to navigate their way around the globe. Shipwreck is a tribute to the fictional Pequod, a whaling ship out of Nantucket harbor made famous for meeting her fate at sea when sunk by the great white Moby Dick!

Mosaic knitting uses only one color at a time per round. It makes a double thick fabric, and this stitch pattern is identical on both sides - bonus reversibility! The slipped stitch colorwork would be suitable for a beginner to mosaic knitting. The pattern also uses basic knit, purl, increase and decrease stitches.

Three Irish Girls Yarn provided their worsted weight Springvale for this design, a hand dyed superwash 100% merino base that very smooth and soft. The colors shown in a pair of sizes are George Bailey (1) and Stonewash (2); and in Regular size only Marmalade (1) and Dorian Grey (2). Other worsted weight merino wool and blends are also suitable, but they may result in different fabric characteristics and drape.