The Pedersdatter Cozy is knit in the round, bottom-up. It’s mostly knit with two colors at once, but there are several rows with three colors at once. The yellow and gold tulips are knit with the light yellow, and then the gold is made entirely with duplicate stitch after the knitting is completed. This makes it so that you don’t have to knit with four colors at once and adds a bit of texture.
I think that it would be grand to knit this with two colors on the red row (perhaps pink and red) so the entire cowl would be a checkerboard of tulips. It’s a quick and happy knit.
NOTE: When I knit with three colors, I hold two colors in my left hand and one in my right.
Sizes One size Needles 3.75 mm (US 5) 24 inch circular (or size needed to obtain gauge). Yarn Plymouth Baby Alpaca DK 1 skein of White 100 and partial skeins of red 1001, gold 7255, green 1477, butter 1104 Gauge and Swatch 24 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches/10 cm Skills used Long-tail cast on Knit Purl Stranded colorwork with 2 colors Stranded colorwork with 3 colors on some of the rows Duplicate stitch (so you don’t have to knit with 4 colors) Catching floats Binding off