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Arachnophobia Cowl

Knitting
October 2013
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette stitch, after blocking
US 8 - 5.0 mm
180 yards (165 m)
One size fits most. Approximately 21”/53 cm circumference and 9’’/23 cm tall with edges rolled. Measured after blocking.
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The cowl is sold as one single pattern along with the Arachnophobia Hat pattern. In other words, when you buy this cowl pattern you also get the Arachnophobia Hat pattern, too!

I know spiders are good and natural… but the only time they’re cute is on knitwear…

Yarn –
Cowl: 180 yards/165 meters worsted-weight yarn. Shown in Swans Island Natural Colors Worsted (100% organic merino wool; 250 yards/229 meters per 3.5 ounce/100 gram skein), colorway Beet Root.
Hat: 134 160 yards/122 146 meters worsted-weight yarn. Shown in Quince & Co. Lark (100% American wool; 134 yards/123 meters per 1.75 ounce/50 gram skein), colorway Kumlien’s Gull.

Gauge – Cowl & hat: 18 stitches = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch, after blocking.

Needles – Cowl & hat: US #8/5 mm (or size to get gauge).
Cowl: For knitting in the round (either 16” circular, or two circulars, or one long circular for magic loop, or double points).
Hat: Same options as above, plus double points for crown if using 16” circular. Notions - Tapestry needle, stitch markers, cable needle.

Skill level - Intermediate (knitting in the round, inserting correct motif round).

Size/Finished measurements –
Cowl: One size fits most. Approximately 21”/53 cm circumference and 9’’/23 cm tall with edges rolled. Measured after blocking.
Hat: Medium Large to fit head circumference approximately 20”/51 cm 22”/56 cm. Finished circumference 18.5”/47 cm 20”/51 cm and height at center 8”/20 cm. Measured after blocking.