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Albion Cowl

October 2011
Bulky / 12 ply (7 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette
US 11 - 8.0 mm
11” x 30” (27.9 cm x 76.10 cm) blocked

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Albion is the oldest known name of the island of Great Britain. Today, it is still sometimes used poetically to refer to the island or England in particular. It is also the basis of the Scottish Gaelic name for Scotland, Alba.

This is an pattern for experienced knitters who have a knowledge of cable work and lace.

Note: This cowl design in worked in one piece with no seams. The lace edge is worked at the same time as the cable pattern making this a very quick knit project. The button loops are created when you bind off and using a simple I-Cord.

This pattern is flexible for any gauge or yardage, and provides both written and charted instructions.

2 Skeins of Rowan Purelife British Sheep Breads Chunky (100% British Wool) or 240 yards of any bulky weight yarn to meet the gauge

Finished Measurement:
11” x 30” (27.9 cm x 76.10 cm)


Worked in stockinette: 13 stitches and 18 rows = 4” (10.2 cm)

 Straight needles in size US 11 (8.0 mm)
 Cable needle
 1 Tapestry Needle
 4 buttons ¾” diameter