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The Santa Ynez Cowl is a companion piece to the Chalk Hill Mitts pattern in Winery Knits. Have you seen the movie Sideways? The wineries Miles and Jack visit are mostly in the Santa Ynez valley, near Santa Barbara. This area is known for Pinot Noir, Syrah, and other varietals.

Here are some fun links to explore about Sideways.  We’ve actually not gone wine tasting here for awhile, and these links are making me want to go!

Here are all the pattern details!

Small (Large)

Finished Measurements
Height: 9” / 23 cm
Circumference: 24 (32)“ / 61 (81.5) cm

Sincere Sheep Luminous, 85% Polwarth Wool / 15% Tussah Silk, 330 yds / 4 oz, 1 skein, shown in St Bart’s.
Est yardage: 247 (327) yds. Large size (shown) took nearly entire skein.

US 6 (3.75 mm) needles, or size to obtain gauge, for working in the round

US 5 (4 mm) needles for ribbing, or one size smaller than needle to obtain gauge, for working in the round

Your choice of circular needles or DPNs.

23 sts and 32.5 rounds = 4” / 10 cm in cable pattern, blocked

Gauge is important. Alterations in gauge will affect yarn requirements and finished size.

yarn needle, waste yarn, 3 (4) stitch markers

cabling, simple lace, novel cable decreases, maintaining stitch patterns

Both charts and line by line instructions are provided.