Beltway by Lindsay Lewchuk

Beltway

Knitting
May 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
US 3 - 3.25 mm
390 - 405 yards (357 - 370 m)
Cowl: 6”/ 15cm wide by 56”/ 142cm circumference. Strap: 3”/ 7.5cm wide by 10”/ 25.5cm long.
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Knitting through the seasons: summer calls for easy and portable. With Beltway cowl, start and stop at your leisure. Don’t be afraid of losing your place when the kiddos bulldoze your quiet time or an unexpected ring beckons an impromptu girls’ day out. Single loop, pinned like a tie, doubled over for extra texture, pulled through a figure eight (creating a feminine styled bow), or other imaginative techniques makes the Beltway cowl a must knit, huge hit!

The tech edited and test knit pattern includes written directions, charts, and a schematic.

Finished Measurements:
Cowl: 6”/ 15cm wide by 56”/ 142cm circumference. Strap: 3”/ 7.5cm wide by 10”/ 25.5cm long.

Materials:
390yds/ 357m fingering weight eco yarn
US 3/ 3.25mm circular needles
1 marker
Yarn needle
Shown in Three Irish Girls Bamboo Cotton Fingering Color: In the Buff; 50% organic cotton, 50% bamboo
470yds/ 430m per 113g/ 4oz

Gauge:
22 sts and 31 rows over 4”/ 10cm in Stockinette stitch. Note: Exact gauge is not critical to the design. Gauge variations may impact final size and yardage requirements.

Special Notes:
This pattern gives you an excuse to show off your favorite shawl pin or brooch. If you aren’t a fan of shawl pins, you will need to either stitch the strap closed once tied as desired, or modify the strap portion to include a button hole and button, snap, or toggle and loop.