Crooked Ewe Cowl Modifcations
The pattern for the Crooked Ewe Cowl is by Paul Emons-Fuessle of the Knitting Pipeline.
A few important things to note about the pattern and yarn if using the Wisconsin Woolen Spun Evenfall:
*The sample is made in the Rain Shower colorway, light to dark gray. The Rain Shower colorway has a slightly smaller skein, weighing in at just under 100 grams give or take, all of the skeins vary slightly in weight. My skein weighed 95 grams to start. All of the other colorways come in over 100-gram skeins. The good thing about the pattern is that you can make it as long or shallow as you like and Paula writes that you can end of any round of the lace pattern, so you can just basically go to the end of your skein.
*For the sample I made in the Rain Shower colorway, I reduced the lace chart repeat per round to 16 instead of the pattern's 18 repeats because I wanted it to be a little narrower around. I cast on 144 stitches to start. I also added 4 rounds of K2, P2 rib at the bottom and top edges of the cowl. Paula has you jump right into the lace chart so the edging rolls slightly which is soft and lovely, as well. Either way is just fine and will work with any of the skeins you choose.
*Each of the 16 round repeats used about 11 grams of yarn for me so I had enough yarn for 7 chart repeats, instead of 6, for the length. Anyway, you can play around with the width and length as you like. Having a kitchen scale to keep track of things is always helpful but not necessary. Paula has lots of helpful hints and tips included in the pattern for using all of your yarn. I had 5.3 grams left in the end.
I used the recommended US size 6/4mm needle, 24-inch circular. The pattern does not need any modifications at all. It is perfect as is and will work beautifully with the yarn.