Autumn Sense bandanna close up

Autumn Sense

Lindsay Lewchuk 2022 New Releases, Cowls, Hems and Ends

Vibrant colors span the horizon while the crisp chill of Autumn descends upon the air.  As deciduous trees prepare to concentrate their strength inward, gusting winds release each leaf, dancing a colorful goodbye as they fall upon the ground.  In short order the moisture evaporates, and they join the chorus of crunchy dried leaves eager to fill the air with their earthy aroma.  Capture the sensations of autumn with Autumn Sense on your knitting needles with your favorite two contrasting colors.

The tech edited and test knit pattern is fully written and charted.  Check out the Knit Eco Chic blog for a video tutorial on Working Wrong Side Cables. 

Autumn Sense is for the adventurous knitter as it is a more mentally challenging design.  Skills included are shaping, garter stitch, I-cords, slipped stitches, cables, and working both flat and in the round.

Finished Measurements:
24”/ 61cm around by 23”/ 58.5cm long in front (including 3.75”/ 9.5cm tassel) and 7.5”/ 19cm long in back

2 skeins fingering weight eco yarn
                Sample shown in Five Wise Owls fingering weight yarn in Pumpkin (MC) and Lindsay (CC)
Single skein info: Hand dyed 100% organic cotton – MC plain base, CC heathered base; 437yds/ 400m per 100g/ 3.53oz
Sample weight: 144g/ 5.08oz
US 3/ 3.25mm circular needles
Cable needle (optional)
3 stitch markers
Yarn needle

Blocked Gauge:
25 sts and 48 rnds over 4”/ 10cm in pattern stitch. 
Note: exact gauge is not critical to this design. Gauge variations may impact final size and yardage requirements.

Special Notes:

  • Cable It: Autumn Sense features a medley of 1/1 cables.  A cable needle is optional.  You may choose to work the sts out of order without one. 
  • Cable It Wrong Side: wrong side cables are very intuitive.  If you are new to them, here are some tips
    – 1/1 LC cables knit on the rs are 1/1 LC cables purled on the ws.
    – 1/1 RC cables knit on the rs are 1/1 RC cables purled on the ws.
  • Check out the Knit Eco Chic website for a video demonstration of each of the four wrong side cables used – Working Wrong Side Cables.
  • Count It: row by row stitch counts are included in written directions.
  • Customize It: directions included for making the cowl without the bandanna.
  • Cross It: be sure to cross yarns at MC and CC transitions.
  • Track It: since this garter slipped stitch design is worked flat, the color changes and numbering are similar to that of brioche.  Each Row number is worked twice – once with MC and once with CC.  So that’s two consecutive right side rows followed by two wrong side rows.  A circular needle is used to enable moving to the end to pick up the appropriate color where it was left off.
  • Slip It: always slip as if to purl with yarn next to the wrong side, so
    rs & in the rnd – with yarn in back
    ws – with yarn in front
  • Join It (optional): to prevent a gap where the I-cord cast on begins (at the end of Row 68 CC), at that spot on the next MC rnd, backwards pick up the CC strand from the previous row and purl it together with the next stitch.  This will close the gap.
  • Navigate It: pattern page 3; written directions pages 3-7; printable charts pages 8-14; screen view cowl charts pages 13-14; screen view bandana chart page 16.
  • Matthew 9:37-38; Galatians 6:7-10