Conic is a beautiful two color slip-stitch op-art cowl that can be worn as a regular cowl or pulled up to become a hood. The technique used to create the fabric, slip-stitch knitting, is a wonderful way to produce beautiful colorwork patterns while still working with only one yarn at a time. The Conic Pattern purposefully varies the location of the slipped stitches in order to produce a combination of vertical, slanted and curved lines. This creates the “optical illusion” reminiscent of the Op-Art movement from the 1960’s.
This pattern is available as a PDF download.
Finished measurements: circumference 20.75 (24)” Height 13.5 (19.5)
Yarn: Approx 375 (550) yds sport or fingering weight yarn evenly split between 2 colors
Needles: Size 4 US (3.5mm) 16” circular needle
Gauge: 24 sts and 36 rnds = 4” in St st; 27 sts and 44 rnds = 4” in Conic Pattern, blocked
This pattern is also available in VERSACIKNITS Op-Art Cowls eBook.