Abacus Cowl by Mary Lou Egan

Abacus Cowl

January 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
164 - 191 yards (150 - 175 m)
approximately 40" around, 6" high
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

The rounded, regular holes in the pattern of this cowl make us think about our days in Montessori school, doing math with an abacus - the ancient adding machine with beads sliding across wires.

This cashmere yarn is incredibly soft and warm, so Mary Lou made this cowl in a looser knit, to get a little more length from this delicious yarn. It’s still warm, and now it’s perfect for our not-so-terrible North Carolina winters!

We’re so grateful to Mary Lou Egan for her beautiful contribution to our work supporting the Afghan women spinners who make this cashmere yarn!