Bittersweet Cowl by Carrie Bostick Hoge
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Bittersweet Cowl

December 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches
in stitch pattern
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
340 yards (311 m)
53” / 134.5 cm long and 8” / 20.5 cm wide

In the summer, one section of my backyard gets covered in Bittersweet vines. And though the plant is considered to be invasive, I am somewhat grateful for the green jungle which is created by all the new foliage. I suppose the plant itself is bittersweet in that way. By fall, little yellow berries form and turn reddish-orange. This cowl is
inspired by these bittersweet berries, which glow in the warm autumn sun.

53” / 134.5 cm long and 8” / 20.5 cm wide

Quince & Co. Osprey (100% Americal wool; 170 yds / 155 m per
100 g skein)
2 skeins in Fox or 340 yds / 311 m of aran weight yarn

US size 10.5/6.5 mm straight needles
US size 10.5/6.5 mm spare needle
Or size to obtain gauge

Waste yarn
Tapestry needle

16 sts and 21 rows to 4” / 10 cm in stitch pattern, after blocking