Mallory Square Cowl

Makllory Square Cowl by Beth Moriarty

Mallory Square Cowl  by Beth Moriarty

Festooned with turquoise ocean waves, blooming with hibiscus and dune flowers, this cowl is just the cheery pick-me-up you need for slushy, sleety, wet wintry days. Designed by Beth Moriarty and inspired by the beauty of Key West, Florida.

From Beth:

One of the first vacations I took with my husband-to-be was in sunny Key West. Despite the fact I grew up in Florida, I had never been. The Keys really are like their own country, with the laid-back party atmosphere and spectacular water, it feels more like a Caribbean island than the United States.

Every evening, locals and visitors alike gather at Mallory Square to watch the sun set. My design for this embellished cowl, with its turquoise waves, yellow dune flowers and red hibiscus, transports a bit of the Keys to gray winter days for those not spending the season basking in tropical splendor.

Finished Measurements: 27” in circumference and 10½” high (68.5 x 26.5cm)

Project Gauge: 18 stitches and 21 rounds = 4” in stranded stockinette on US 8 (5mm)

Yarn: Cascade Yarns Cascade 220 Wool, (100% wool, 220 yards/200m per 100g skein); quarter skein each Caribbean #8907 (MC), Zinnia Red #9466, Granny Smith #8914, Natural #8010, and Goldenrod #7827