Cinnamon Stars

Wrap yourself in a soft, cosy cowl sprinkled with stars! Cinnamon Stars is a long tubular-style cowl which can be worn looped twice around the neck for protection from the elements, or draped in a single stylish loop. The tubular construction means the fabric has no ‘wrong’ side, and provides added insulation. Traditional colourwork star motifs are arranged in close formation, in a geometric twist on a classic.

Skills & Techniques

  • Knitting in the round

  • Stranded colourwork

  • Provisional cast on

  • Kitchener Stitch or grafting

  • Working from a colourwork chart

Materials Needed

  • 2 skeins of Manos del Uruguay Fino (70% merino, 30% silk; 490yds/448m per 100g skein), or 392yds/358.5m of Colour A and 412yds/377m of Colour B in fingering-weight yarn. Sample colourways: ‘Ivory Letter-Opener’ (A) + ‘Gilt’ (B)

  • US 3 / 3.25mm circular needle (or needle size that gives you the right gauge) 16”/40cm in length, and a second circular needle in same size for grafting

  • A crochet hook in a similar size, and smooth waste yarn in a similar weight to working yarn (for the provisional cast on)

  • 1 end-of-round stitch marker and 3 optional contrasting markers

  • A needle for grafting & weaving in the ends

Finished Measurements

  • 51”/129.5cm circumference, and 6.75”/17cm depth

  • The circumference is easily adjustable.