Bartley by Kati Mohr
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November 2014
Aran (8 wpi) ?
26 stitches = 4 inches
in knit-purl-rib, unstretched
US 9 - 5.5 mm
340 - 355 yards (311 - 325 m)
one size fits all
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inspirer, bandit conspirer, tester

This bandit cowl has much to keep your interest – starting with the really broad and beautiful cable, the travelling cables from the neck to the front. Travelling. Moving. Swirling. Dancing. Be a geek and knit it in the most fantastic nearly luminescent colorway I have ever seen. And you know, orange is fresh. Who can resist the smell of a just peeled orange? Me not.

Bartley is a bandit cowl – with a lot of great techniques – a beautiful piece for learning and growing as a knitter! You start with knitting flat in a loose seven-rib-cable pattern and join the ends by grafting. Pick up stitches out of one border edge and knit a squishy knit-purl rib in the round. The neck is really interesting. This interestingness travels to the front when you start working in rows and shaping the pointy front. Snuggly!

Yarn: 2 skeins of Spun Aran (aran weight, 100% superwash merino) in colorway Papaya (shown example, colorway has been discontinued)
Yardage and weight: 165m/181yds/100g/skein
Needles: one circular needle(s) app. 50cm length ::: 5,5mm/ US 9 or size needed to achieve gauge
Notions: 4 stitch markers, 1 removable stitch marker, cable needle (obviously), tapestry needle for grafting, scrap yarn and a crochet hook for a provisional cast-on

intermediate – advanced. Something for growing your skills :)

one size fits all. Finished circumference: app. 57cm (cable band).

26 st. (10cm/4in) in knit-purl rib (unstretched). Be sure to check gauge before you cast on!

crocheted provisional cast-on, knit, purl, knit into front and back, knitting in the round. Stockinette grafting, cabling, make one purl stitch, short rows and invisible sewn bind-off for knit-purl-rib are included in pattern.

k knit
k2tog knit two together
kfb knit into front and back
LC left slanting cable
M1P make one purl st
p2tog purl two together
PM place marker
RC right slanting cable
rnd round
RS right side
srt short row turn
ssk slip, slip, knit
SM slip marker
WS wrong side