Fair is Foul

And Foul is Fair

Do you see the three witches as women of the earth, mild, benevolent medicine women, or even just ordinary peasant women? If so, then the Fair version of the cowl (left) is for you—Scottish thistles, knit in the light green of spring’s new growth.

The Foul version of the cowl (below right) is meant to express the witches in their darker interpretation. The subtle differences between the colors of the yarn make me think of steam and smoke—perhaps the steam and smoke of a bubbling cauldron atop a blazing fire. What weird ingredients are in the cauldron? I leave that up to you.

(Fair is) Foul Cowl

(Fair is) Foul Cowl by Erica Hernandez

Pull either of these deep cowls on and walk through the mist on a gray, misty day. When you encounter strangers, smile a devilish smile, nod your head, and walk on.…

Designer: Erica Hernandez

Cascade Yarns Cascade 220 Fingering (100% wool; 273 yds / 250m per 50g skein); color: Sage #9592; 1 skein 24-inch US #6 / 4mm circular needle
3 stitch markers, including one that is distinct to mark beg of rnd
Cascade Yarns Cascade 220 Fingering
(100% wool; 273 yds / 250m per 50g skein)
[MC:] Black #8555; 1 skein
[CC1:] Jet #4002; 1 skein
[CC2:] Charcoal #8400; 1 skein
[CC3:] Silver #8401; 1 skein
16-inch US #3 / 3.25 mm circular needle

Fair version: 24 sts and 36 rows = 4″ / 10cm in patt
Foul version: 22 sts and 34 rows = 4″ / 10cm in patt

Gauge is not critical in this pattern, but a different gauge will affect yardage and size of finished item.

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