Abstract Caterpillar Cowl by Anushka Tay
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Abstract Caterpillar Cowl

Knitting
August 2007
Hello Mango handspun
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 11 - 8.0 mm
80 yards (73 m)
one size
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They say that knitting is therapeutic but I had never experienced that for myself until I made this cowl. It’s knit from a beautiful handspun single-ply yarn which was custom dyed for me by the wonderful Zoë of HelloMango.co.uk. A simple pattern involving rounds of knits and purls lends itself to the vibrancy of the yarn, and I feel that the cowl bears a very organic structure, perhaps due to the colours. The wiggly purl lines in the thick-and-thin yarn seemed to resemble caterpillars and I look forward to wearing this on autumn days and winter afternoons to come.