Shiprock 2 is a kerchief style cowl knitted seamlessly in one piece, using one skein of fingering weight self-striping yarn (383yds/115g/350m). The cowl front is double-layered for warmth, with a minimal back neck you can wear without bulkiness under a coat or jacket. You’ll work in garter stitch, knitting both flat (side to side) and in the round, for a fully reversible project. Edges are finished with slip stitches that turn corners neatly around the bottom borders. Optionally, you can embellish your project with decorative beaded tassels as shown. A photo tutorial is included. Suggested yarns Continuum Self Striping from String Theory Colorworks Zauberball® from Schoppel-Wolle Chroma Fingering from Knit Picks Jawoll Magic from Lang Yarns Pairfect from Schachenmayr Regia Tools & notions US 3 / 3.25 mm knitting needles on 24" circular cable. For the optional tassels, you may want a pair of decorative beads. These should be relatively lightweight, with a hole big enough to pass a needle threaded with your project yarn through twice. My design was inspired by New Mexico’s magnificent Shiprock geologic formation, which is the “neck” of an ancient volcano that rears steeply and dramatically 7,000 feet from the surrounding Four Corners desert. Shiprock is so big, it’s visible from space!