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November 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
300 yards (274 m)
22.5” / 57 cm circumference at top opening, 18” / 45.5 cm height at center front, 9”/ 23 cm height at back
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Similar in shape to my Starshower cowl, but in worsted weight yarn, Adama is a quick-to-knit shawl-cowl hybrid. Named for the Latin word for diamond (as well as, yes, the captain of Battlestar Galactica), it is shaped as a shawl, but the second half is worked in the round to create the illusion of a semi-circular shawl worn wrapped around the neck without ends to worry about tying. The majority of the cowl is done in a simple diamond lace pattern, with bands of Stockinette and Garter stitch breaking things up. Using a worsted weight wool- cashmere blend on large needles gives this cowl a cozy, rustic appearance and cuts the knitting time to practically nothing.

Specific Yarn Requirements:
The Plucky Knitter Scholar (75% Merino, 25% Cashmere; 255 yds/ 233 m per 115g); 2 skeins in Flannel; Or 300 yds/ 275 m of a worsted weight yarn

US 9 (5.5 mm) circular needle, 16-24”/ 40-60 cm long

Errata (as of 1/27/15 and corrected in v2 of the pattern:

  • The instructions for “ssk” in the Abbreviations section were inexplicably wrong!
  • In Section 4, Round 5 was listed twice.

Technical editing by Tana Pageler.

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