Phaze II is named after the barbershop on the corner of Woodbrook (my street) and North Avenue in Baltimore. This is the landmark by which I direct people to my house. I adore the irregular stripes and imagine the process of painting them:
“Hey, I got paint for the poles! Let’s paint them!”
And the painting began, with no plan to make the stripes consistent in any way. One or two guys just painted those suckers. It’s how I would paint barber poles if I weren’t supervised. Which will never happen. So I’ve decided to capture this spirit in knitting.
Finished Size: Approximately 24″ in circumference at narrower end, 30″ in circumference at wider end, and 20″ long (with approximately 4″ facing).
Yarn: Neighborhood Fiber Co., Studio Worsted, 100% Superwash Merino Wool; 400 yds/8 oz (227g): Ward Circle (A), Truxton Circle (B), Belair (C) – 1 skein each.
Yarn: Knit Picks Brava Worsted, 100% Premium Acrylic; 218 yds/100g: Asphalt Heather (A), Cobblestone Heather (B), Mint (C) – 2 skeins each.
Needles: Size 9 (5.5 mm): 24″ circular (cir), or size needed to obtain the correct gauge; size 10 (6.0 mm) 24″ cir, or one size larger than size needed to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: 4 markers (m); cable needle (cn); tapestry needle.
Gauge: 16 sts and 18 rnds = 4″ (10 cm) in St st on smaller needles. Gauge is not critical for this project, but it will affect the finished size and yardage required.
Notes: Pattern uses about 330 yards of A and 230 yards of both B and C.
A note for working with three colors per round: Keep the floats in the inside of your work VERY LOOSE. If you keep your floats loose, your cables will be flat and defined when you block your cowl. I know it’s tough to be loose while turning cables and stranding three colors, but you can do it. I believe in you.
The Designer: Ann Weaver has been designing knitwear pretty consistently since 2007 while working a string of unrelated jobs. She currently lives in Baltimore, where you might find her at home doing copyediting and technical editing, bartending, teaching knitting workshops, waiting tables, knitting in front of the TV, or pursuing some other hustle. You can read more on her website, annweaverknits.com, and on her blog, weaverknits.blogspot.com. Her Ravelry name is weaverknits. For questions about this pattern, please contact Ann at email@example.com.