Arbutus by Jane Richmond
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November 2012
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
225 yards (206 m)
One Size
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Arbutus is part of the book ISLAND, a collection of handknits designed by Jane Richmond and inspired by Vancouver Island.


This structural cowl with its unique construction, uses short rows and subtle shaping to create the illusion of volume with just one skein of yarn. Knit in the round from the top down, these three tiers create a stacked effect mimicking the look of a double wrapped cowl. A slightly looser gauge creates a light and springy fabric that is easy to wear and perfect for any season.

1 skein Madelinetosh Tosh DK (100% superwash merino wool, 225yds/205m), shown in Sequoia DK

5mm/US8 circular needle, 16in

2 contrasting stitch markers
Yarn needle

18 sts and 24 rows = 4in/10cm in St st

Finished Measurements
Top Tier: 17.75in/45cm
Middle Tier: 20in/51cm
Bottom Tier: 22.25in/56.5cm
Approximately 7in/18cm at back neck.