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Beauchamp Cowl

Knitting
January 2010
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches in Stranded Colourwork
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
195 - 242 yards (178 - 221 m)
one size
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This fast and fun cowl is snuggly, warm, and a great intro to stranded colourwork knitting to boot! Worked in either fingering weight or DK weight yarn, this is a great project to use up all those little bits of sock yarn or a special fibre.

Finished Size
19 inches / 48 cm around, 10 inches / 25.5 cm deep

Fingering Weight Version (Shown in Koigu KPPPM)

  • 158 yards / 143 m of main colour (MC). This is the background colour.
  • 84 yds / 76 m of contrast colour (CC) 4 yards / 3.6 m of yarn is used for each CC stripe.
  • US 2.5 / 3 mm 16 inch circular needle
  • Gauge: 32 sts and 40 rnds = 4in square

DK Weight Version (shown in Handmaiden 4ply Cashmere)

  • 130 yards / 118 m of main colour (MC). This is the background colour.
  • 65 yards / 59 m of contrast colour (CC)
  • US 6 / 4 mm 16 inch circular needle
  • Gauge: 24 sts and 28 rnds = 4in square

3 page PDF file includes chart, photos, and instructions on working either a fingering weight or DK weight version of this cowl.