This cowl is not at all like other fade projects. The fade from one yarn to another creates an incredible textural shift in the fabric from velvety, luxurious mohair into the smooth, soft merino wool. You don’t even need to use contrasting colors to get the full effect of this cowl, making it perfect for those who like an understated look. Of course, you can get as wild as you want with the color. When picking my colors, I found inspiration in rose petals. At the edge of each red petal, there’s a sightly darker shade, making each petal look luminous. The result is a fabric that looks almost as if it is glowing. This project is well suited for adventurous beginners who are able to knit, purl, and work in the round.There are no increases or decreases in the cowl. Its funnel like shape comes from changing yarns and needle size. Finished Size: 24.5” (62 cm) in circumference at the top of the cowl, 40” (100 cm) in circumference at the bottom of the cowl, and 16” (41 cm) tall. Yarn: MollyGirl Yarn Bass Line, 460 yards (421m) per 100g skein; 75% merino, 25% nylon. Shown in color Little Red Corvette. MollyGirl Yarn Motown, 455 yards (416m) per 50g skein; 72% mohair, 28% silk. Shown in color Angie. Needles: #8, 9, 10 (5, 5.5, 6 mm) circular needles with a 16” (40 cm) cord. Gauge: 18 sts x 26 rows = 4 x 4” (10 x 10 cm) square in 1 x 1 rib with 2 strands of wool yarn held together on smallest needle.